Hi, I've been using an older ioptron45 for years and recently purchased a CEM70 to hold a new Celestron 9.25 edge hd. I am using it for astrophotography, but this problem has nothing to do with Astrophotography.
My problem, that I hope someone can help with, is that I can't seem to get it setup correctly. My level is accurate. I believe I'm balanced properly. The RA and DEC both have locks and are in the best locked position for zero position. The time, date, and daylight savings time is set correctly, and I'm spot on polar aligned using the included app and built in camera. Yet when I go to do a 1 star polar alignment to Capella (or any other star), I am significantly off. Anything else I try to align I'm way off as well. The tracking rate is so off that I think its drifting so much that its hard to get PHD2 to align. I'm sure once I have my base alignment straight my PHD2 will fall into place.
I have attached a couple images to show how far off it is, what my level looks like. I'm at my wits end and losing sleep from thinking about it.