I need to contact iOptron but wondered what the community thought about this:
I have a new cme25p mount. Since I’ve had several good observing nights in a row I’ve been able to spend a lot of consistent time with it.
The unit is polar align as best one can get with the scope’s alignment sighting tool. Three days in a row after viewing, the next morning I dismount and check tripod verify still level. Each evening I check the polar alignment against Polar Scope Align Pro and am within a couple minutes of the previous night;working nearly sametime each night. I do ‘jiggle’ the system a bit as I replace the scope for each session.
So here’s the issue. I also do a three-star alignment a few times each evening so about 8-9 times total with tripod in same place and polar alignment very consistent these nights, but after doing the three star alignment it has never successfully gone directly to any new target. Sometimes it won’t even go back to one of the three alignment stars. This just doesn’t seem right. It really isn’t much better then using setting circles old-school.
Ideas? Some firmware needs to be reflashed? Something I’m missing in the post-factory setup?