...The Alt changes!!!
What I have:
Nexstar 11 GPS HC 1.2 and MC 1.0. Yah... I know. But this is the OLD one and is not flash programmable through the connector. I don't want/need to upgrade if it can hold onto it's Altitude.
At Orion when it was working great... Azm showed 180 03, Alt showed 46 03.
I noticed when it lost tracking, the alt changed to 17 degrees. Azm did not change.
Questions and my thoughts of what it could be.
- Seems to be and altitude sensor problem...
- Seems to be a battery (internal) problem where it won't keep it's tracking, I checked tracking it is set for sidereal.
- Seems to be a power problem, tonight I was using a motorcycle battery tight connections all around. At the beginning it was showing 12.58 volts, after my session it was showing 12.48 volts. I also have a 2 amp power and a 5 amp regulated power. These AC power units gave similar problems, but I wasn't keeping notes too well.
Something else I noticed is the level sensor is off by about 17 degrees.
After I did an alignment, I tell it to calibrate level.
It does the up and down and stays up about 17 degrees...wait for the controller, then a code flashes on the screen, twice I got 54833. Another time, I forgot the number but it was different.
Another anomaly is the hand controller seems to lose connectivity in the default side connector when I twist and pull it a little. After I did this, the direction buttons stopped. I did it some more and it seemed to have rebooted and or needed alignment. If I use the Aux 1 connector and twist and pull it, it doesn't seem to lose connectivity for split second.