Brand new astro photographer here. I have had a couple of successful sessions with my EQ6R Pro, At72ED2 using NINA and PHD2 for control. Last night, however, I could not get the telescope to point at a target. Here's what I was doing:
--powered everything up
--connected camera, guide scope and guiding, mount in NINA
--selected a target using the sky atlas
--hit "select for framing assistant"
Here's where things went wrong. The telescope would move, but it pointed in completely the wrong directing. I tried to plate solve, using different exposure lengths, but they all failed.
In my previous imagine session, the rig had crashed in the middle of the session because my computer battery died, so when I checked on it the computer was dead, and the mount was just pointing at where the target used to be. So in my session last night, I tried to return to the home position using the park command, but it did not return to the correct home position -- it just went somewhere random.
So I guess my question is how do I get the mount re-oriented so that it knows roughly where it is pointing. I think the plate solves are failing because it is so far off the target.
All replies and suggestions greatly welcomed! I need to fix this because last night was the first clear sky I've had here in Vermont in almost 2 weeks, and I wasted it.