I posted a similar question on FB in Lx200 group there and got some good info but didn't get any satisfactory answers to my problem. Many of you may not remember the 70's or have scopes back then but perhaps a few may be able to help me.
I had a Celestron C8 back in the 70's before electronics. It had a motor. I put it on a wedge , looked up RA and DEC an found the object and turned the motor on. The tracking was like a clock so no sidereal rate, but it kept the object in view long enough for others to view also. I'm not into AP so visual is enough for me.
In getting back into Astronomy, I purchased a Used lx200 8" GPS and as far as I can determine it is in excellent condition both physically and electronically. My biggest problem is LP and being unable to find a dark site close enough to me. This is why I want to use the scope the old way as I can't see alignment stars. The scope was expensive even used and I want to at least see and track something while I relearn the constellations and DSO objects I have forgotten after the kids came along and I had to sell my C8
Can I do this the old fashion way on my Lx200 GOTO?