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LX200 GPS - Park Position beyound limits

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#1 pref-at-laval

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Posted 05 January 2023 - 11:59 AM

My 14inch LX200 GPS is permanently setup in my observatory on a Meade Ultra Wedge (set as Polar in the Setup Menu). In order to close the roll-off roof, I need to park the telescope oriented south with the tube horizontal (-45° Dec for my location).

I therefore positioned the telescope at the proper orientation, in the Autostar II I go to Setup/Telescope/Park position and select "Use Current Position" and get the message "Set".

As a test, I then move the telescope in both RA and Dec by 15 to 20 degrees. Then when I go to Utilities/Park Scope I get the message "Beyond Limits" followed a couple of seconds by a demand to power off the scope.

 

Can anybody help me solve this problem. If I use the default position (South and 45° dec) the tube is too high and I cant close the roof. Then I need to move the tube and at the next session must start over with a complete Align.

 



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Posted 05 January 2023 - 12:55 PM

I ran into a similar problem with my classic LX200.  There is a separate setting for max limits on declination.  If you have that set and the home position is outside of the limit, then it will fail.



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Posted 05 January 2023 - 03:24 PM

Gday pref-at-laval

As noted, the mount has upper and lower slew limits.

These are relative to the base ( not the horizon ) and prevent physical clashes.

Just set your lower limit to cover the range you need and it should work.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia



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Posted 05 January 2023 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the information. I won't have access to the telescope for a couple of days. I'll see if this works early next week.



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Posted 24 January 2023 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the info. Changing the limits fixed the problem.




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