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Losmandy G11 autoguiding issues

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#1 Alrakis

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Posted 19 September 2023 - 12:20 AM

All,

 

I have a Losmandy G11 Gemini 1, Level 3 that I received from an auction. I had to do a few maintenance items and it is up and running and the gotos seem to be pretty good. I have tried autoguiding with some success (see attached dumbbell nebula), but I had to throw out quite a few subs. My main problem seems to be that the mount is not able to guide in dec with my autoguider. I use the Lacerta MGEN 3, which, as far as I know, uses the typical ST4 commands for guiding. The MGEN3 has worked well on a Celestron AVX. The MGEN3 is able to set up and run on RA only for guiding, but can't seem to get the Dec to run. The odd thing is that I have a hand controller that can plug into the autoguider slot and it seems to run the Dec there too.

 

Has anyone else had this issue?

 

Chris

 

 

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Posted 19 September 2023 - 03:14 AM

Chris, most Losmandy gurus hang out at the Losmandy user group. I strongly recommend that you join there.

 

https://groups.io/g/Losmandy_users/


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Posted 19 September 2023 - 08:30 PM

Make sure you're using the correct port.  Roger is absolutely right about checking with the Losmandy users group.  Also, this info might also be helpful to you.  Gemini 1 FAQ > #8 Autoguider Ports




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