I just received my new CEM40EC and have just been doing dry-runs in my living room. This is my first iOptron mount so I'm not familiar at all with the interface. I've been struggling to find where basic things like "One-Star Alignment" are on the hand controller. Looking through the menu tree in the manual (which is for the 8407 HC, but I can't find an updated one) it should, obviously, be under alignment. However, I only have "Position of Polaris" and "Polar Align Iterate" options there. Pic attached.
I went ahead and updated the firmware to 220301.bin which I believe is the newest. See second attached pics for individual FW versions.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there something I need to do before the other options will appear?
My main issue is that the mount is behaving like my AVX would if I did not do a Quick Align, where the mount is essentially indicating it has no calibration when trying to do things with it from the PC. I tried slewing and syncing to a random star and even after doing a sync (but not a platesolve since I'm inside) I can't load any calibration data in Commander (9.0.5) it just shows an error dialog.
I haven't tried doing anything with iPolar yet. Is that required?
I suppose, overall, this isn't a huge issue as I'll be running everything through N.I.N.A. and I assume it will be able to slew and platesolve and do what it needs to do, but it would still be nice to run any kind of alignment from the HC for the times when I'm not doing that (like when livestreaming from phone/eyepiece projection which is somewhat often) and it seems like something that shouldn't be missing.
Any thoughts and suggestions appreciated. Thanks in advance!