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#1 kcm62

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 10:33 PM

I took out my 6se out for the first time tonight after a week of reading and learning how to use the star sense auto alignment and got it to align nicely. I then slewed to to the preset mars button and was off to the left out of range. I then noticed the it didn't track the object. could anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I would greatly appreciate it .



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Posted 01 March 2021 - 10:42 PM

Mars seems to have been a problem for Goto's for a while. Not sure why exactly...moves too quickly?

 

Do named stars center well?



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Posted 01 March 2021 - 11:02 PM

Be sure to update the firmware on the StarSense hand control, there have been several fixes to Solar System object pointing over the years and the version of firmware straight out of the box is usually old.  This article at my website can help:

https://www.nexstars...NexStarPlus.htm

 

Regarding tracking, that just sounds like the backlash being taken out of the gears after manually centering an object.  Here is an article from my website explaining how to set the backlash compensation settings:

https://www.nexstars...ds/Backlash.htm

The article is old but should give you an idea of what you want to do.  Note that it was written for the NexStar hand control; you will find the backlash settings on your StarSense hand control are located at Menu => Telescope => Setup => Backlash Comp

 

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 08:50 AM

The Moon and planets often suffer what is known as retrograde motion. Sometimes they appear to move backwards against a sky moving forwards. Inevitably this will mess up your tracking, albeit stars and DSOs will be fine.. 

 

Enjoy this fun children's science video to understand why this happens...

 

https://www.bing.com...etail&FORM=VIRE

 

This next video is a grown up version that shows this in a more realistic manner, but it doesn't explain why it happens like in the delicately put together children's version.

 

https://www.bing.com...94&&FORM=VDRVRV


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Posted 02 March 2021 - 01:16 PM

Be sure to update the firmware on the StarSense hand control, there have been several fixes to Solar System object pointing over the years and the version of firmware straight out of the box is usually old.  This article at my website can help:

https://www.nexstars...NexStarPlus.htm

 

Regarding tracking, that just sounds like the backlash being taken out of the gears after manually centering an object.  Here is an article from my website explaining how to set the backlash compensation settings:

https://www.nexstars...ds/Backlash.htm

The article is old but should give you an idea of what you want to do.  Note that it was written for the NexStar hand control; you will find the backlash settings on your StarSense hand control are located at Menu => Telescope => Setup => Backlash Comp

 

Best regards,
Mike Swanson
https://www.NexStarSite.com thanks for your help ill give it a shot




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