Tonight its a clear sky and I want to begin imaging again. The last time I tried GOTO++ on NINA, it returned an error saying the mount wasn't completely set up (Slew is not possible if the scope is not aligned) . I guess I had started my star alignment, but I only input the time and date. ASTAP also failed the plate solve since for whatever reason (I've changed it three times now) it's still stuck in a 4x4 bin, so I'll just switch to a different plate solving software for now until I can figure out what is wrong with ASTAP.
Typically when I set up for astrophotography, I do these steps after I have leveled the mount:
1. Polar Align using the polemaster
2. Balance the telescope to the best of my ability
3. Connect camera
4. Turn on the mount and input the time and date
5. Connect the mount to the laptop
6. focus the telescope
7. Begin star alignment
8. Slew to target
9. Calibrate PHD2
10. Begin imaging
The night I tried to plate solve, I did steps 1-10, but skipped step 7.
Here's my main question:
What steps do I need to take/adjust to set up my Celestron AVX for GOTO++ on the hand control so I can just slew to and center my target?