OK....a newbie here....I have been immersing myself in all the newbie discussions for weeks in an attempt to educate myself. (and not acting dumb when asking questions.) And no, I am not having fun yet! I spend way too much time setting up and way too little time observing!
Here is my set-up;
Celestron Nexstar 6E
12V Battery pack (fully charged).
All equipment has the latest release of code. (as of Monday )
OK...here are my biggest roadblocks (so far!)
1. Set the location and time using the HC to source as GPS. Should this setting be a once and done? That is, once it is set it should remain set? If so, why do I have to keep inputting the correct time? ( I allow 5 minutes for the GPS to lock .)
2. At times, the StarSense works perfectly. Seems rather simple...hit align and the unit finds its internal star map and settles into a neutral position. Then for some reason it fails at "Acquiring position" . It does nothing. Turn power off and then do a total realign again...without moving the set-up and it will work. What am I doing wrong?
The frustration factor is rather high....either the Celestron software is buggy and inconsistent or I am doing something wrong. Any help would be appreciated.