As I am new to working with an AltAz Goto telescope of course along the way some questions arise.
I feel a bit stupid for asking this one, I tried to reason this one but cant get my head around it:
So when I'm all set up in AltAz alignment I feel comfortable now selecting objects and goto'ing to them. (Which is such an awesome sensation!) Certain objects however require (when in precision mode) to center a star and only then will it slew to the final destination say 'ring nebula'. Can one only use the NESW keys on the pad for centering? Even on slew speed two the scope moves so fast that precise centering is frustratingly difficult. (same goes for when aligning actually..)
The thought occurred to me: wouldn't one actually improve the alignment by rotating the physical positioning knobs to center an object in the eyepiece that the GOTO system slewed to and thinks it is centered on but is actually a bit off?
I recognise the fact that when in the process of aligning it would make sense to just use NESW keys because the system needs a hard reference from the encoders at the motors? But tweaking along the way with the knobs would f* up alignment and tracking direction?
Sorry this may come across as ignorant I know..