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Eqstar retrofit not working

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#1 kevman

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 10:17 PM

I recently converted an Orion Skyview Deluxe eq mount to a goto mount using an EQSTAR kit, and Synscanpro on an android phone. . We  level it and polar align it, then single star align to Capella. It actually goes to Capella fairly closely and then we center it up and realign. I then asked it to got to Jupiter and it hits the mount trying to point straight down. It also seems to be slightly off on sidereal tracking as Capella drifts up and away in the eyepiece. Really new to this hobby so thanks for any help.



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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:25 PM

I have no experience with EQStar!  Make sure you have your Latitude and Longitude set in the EQStar and Synscanpro and the correct side of pier selected.




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