I remember that the AVX was also a handful to get all dialed in to image; but just as I dialed the AVX in, i got the IEQ45 and now I am starting over. There are some who may characterize that as and after tonight I almost feel like just going out w the AVX for a while and having trouble free, learning curve free imaging. m For any of you familiar with this mount, if you ever heard a sound, not too different from screeching, but not quite that high pitched, at some point at the end a my session it sounded as if the RA and dec rubbed against each-other. that lost the goto.. Anyways my tracking was God awful. I am not sure if i just had beginners luck the very first night i went out i had enjoyed some really nice 2 min unguided subs but then my power died. Tonight I had no power issues per say, but the mount acted as if there was no tracking -- strange because I entered in commander and the handset tracking and sidereal rate. So, I went to Phd2 and that somewhat pulled the chestnuts out of the fire and took me from an unbearable situation to a fair one. Still I imagine if your tracking is really off there is only so much to be done with Phd2 and nonetheless i was getting an error message of which i was not sure how to remedy My pic of that is kind of hard to read but should anyone know hw to amend this please let me know. Message was to the effect that RA was off, needed to be adjusted.
The AVX is sitten pretty right now!