This is my first post to Cloudy Nights. I apologize if this has been covered in another topic, but I had an issue tonight with the GoTo on my 6SE. I finally got a good Auto 2 star alignment and had just pointed it at the moon for some simple lunar viewing. It worked perfectly. In fact this was probably the best alignment I have done to date as I have only owned the scope for 2 months and am still learning. Unfortunately a small thin cloud drifted in front of the moon so the kids and I decided to wait for about 10 minutes for the cloud to drift by. After the cloud moved on, I redid the Goto for the moon to recenter it in the eyepiece and the scope slewed to straight up. We never turned the scope off or did anything to disturb it. I am powering the scope with a Talentcell 12V 3amp supply because I have read on here that using onboard AA batteries can lead to performance issues. The power supply was freshly charged and had only powered the scope for about 20 minutes total when this issue occurred so I am fairly certain that enough power was being supplied to the scope. (The LED lights on the power supply showed full charge)
I remember reading about similar issues on Cloudy Nights but I can't seem to find the posts now.
I am getting quite frustrated with this scope. I used to have an 8" Intelliscope dob but never used it because it was hard for me to transport. I bought the 6SE to be more portable and have the computerized goto to help me find more items such as Messier objects etc. So far, I am struggling to view the moon and planets using the Goto system. I know from reading on here that I have a lot of things to do to improve my alignment skills so I don't mean to complain about that. It was just particularly frustrating to get one right and have it blown like that.
Sorry for the rant and thanks for all of the help this community gives to newbies in this hobby!