I have an observatory mounted Meade LX 850 with Starlock carrying a C 14 Edge plus EAA equipment. I have had this mount for two years and am completely at a loss regarding startup and goto functions. In short, I can't make it work.
All of the individual components seem to work. Starlock powers up and the mount motors work fine. Meade generously replaced some of he components so they all seem to work. I have done a very accurate polar alignment with the built in program and with a Polemaster. The results were nearly identical. The Meade program works.
Now that I have an excellent polar alignment, what is the start-up routine? It should only have to go to home, get a GPS fix, and be ready for pointing, just like my former CGE PRO, which held alignment so well that I did not even need to do a supplemental one star alignment. The start-up menu does not seem to have a permanent polar alignment option. It wants me to start with finding German north, then moving the mount to center Polaris, etc. None of that is indicated since polar alignment has already been achieved. What procedure is recommended?
Second, no matter what I do, pointing a way off. Not even close. It does not seem to be be able to plate solve. Am I doing something wrong or is the mount and computer defective?
Any suggestions would be most helpful. I suspect that the error is in the startup, but I simply can't get it to work. Thanks Lou