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class="prefix prefixGreen">Stellarium I'm using telescope control , it slews to wrong object

Discussion in 'Astronomy Software, Apps, and Websites' started by stepping beyond, Dec 1, 2017.

I'm using telescope control , it slews to wrong object

Started by stepping beyond on Dec 1, 2017 at 8:47 AM

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  1. stepping beyond

    stepping beyond Well-Known Member

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    I align and align my camera several times just to make sure that isn't it but, still wants to slew towards the ground. I even fixed my alt. to what EOS/ASA/NASA and made sure everything was correct and still I just want to kick something besides my mount. I think that it might be a w10 update but, I won't have any hair left if this persists.
     
  2. UlteriorModem

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    Was it working before the update?

    Also check tracking mode to ensure it's set up for the correct hemisphere North EQ for me ;)
     
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    stepping beyond Well-Known Member

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    Yes , I'm getting ready to do a Starpatch on my 497 HBX and see if that fixes the malfunction. I've re- set up my handpad again double checking everything and my tracking rate is set to sidereal , I may go out tonight to see how it performs. I got on the lxd55 group and another lxd55 owner told me to try the Starpatch , I guess it wouldn't hurt, I need to " GET R DUN" and gather some data on m31 and the "Elephant Trunk Nebula while they're still in position before the really cold blast. The Meade doesn't like " below freezing temps" nor do I having to set up and cover it on my driveway. I would leave it but, it's calling for rain Wednesday.
     
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    stepping beyond Well-Known Member

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    Problem solved user error !
     
  5. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you're up & running again - or 'finally!' :p

    People seem to spend 10X more time fixing then things, than they can use them.

    Hope to see your work here soon!
     
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    Hi Stepping Beyond. Could you please tell me what your user error was? I am encountering a similar problem. I align using the QHY pole master. Next I use the 2 Star Goto align on my CGEM Mount. I then connect to stellarium and I can control and see my scopes crosshairs but it is in a completely wrong position. When I slew to an object it takes my scope in a completely different spot in the sky. I’ve read the manual and can not find the solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
     
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    stepping beyond Well-Known Member

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    Take a deep breath , make sure your coordinates and altitude are correct first , I hadn't checked my coordinates assuming that they were correct and {1} # off and several times it went the wrong way . I haven't used stellarium12.1 that often since getting Sgp and everything is done by plate solving , no more alignment stars everything is done by Pinpoint or plate solve2. Soon I'll be losing all of my guiding to some lucky amateur astronomer/astrphotographer in need of some guiding gear at a low cost.
     
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