This week was my first night imaging at my new home and I encountered a weird problem. At the start of the night I polar aligned as usual, then opened Cartes du Ciel. From N.I.N.A I had select Gulf of Mexico which by that time is around 75-80 degrees. When I issued the slew and center command from NINA the telescope did turn east, but also way way south so far that it was pointing at the ground.
So my first thought was somewhere I had wrong location/time settings. But I checked Cartes and it showed correct. Next I checked my mount's settings (GM811) and the Gemini webpage showed both time and location correct. NINA gets its location settings from Cartes, and that again showed correct. I moved back to Polaris and tried to slew from within Cartes thinking maybe it was an issue with NINA's nightly build. No dice, Cartes too also slewed to the weird location pointing to the ground (as if it was 10am and not 10pm).
The week before I moved I wasn't able to image, but did have everything setup and connected. I went through everything to make sure the first night out would be issue free, i.e. I set new location anywhere I could. I even did a test run, i.e. let NINA slew to G.o.M. and let it track for the evening. That night while I could not visibly see the target the scope did slew to a approximate location to where I would assume it needed to go (i.e. it did not slew to the carpet).
My 2nd available night is tonight and hoping it goes problem free. Looking for any ideas on what I missed or could have done wrong.