Re: What hemisphere am I in again?

Joe Zeglinski

Hi Mike,

There is a Horizon setting feature, which you can change. It's for
defining the level of the "tree line" in your area, so you don't waste time
chasing objects below that local horizon. Any chance the target is below that
setting? Perhaps it is set for a non-zero default.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Chapa" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 1:37 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] What hemisphere am I in again?


I haven't been doing much in the hobby the last year, but tried to
enjoy some views of the moon through my TEC160FL tonight. After
polar aligning, I looked at the moon for a while and then wondered
what some objects in Ursa Major might look like with a bright moon.
However, when I asked it to go to M51, etc., it said they were below
the horizon. I checked the date and time and location and they all
seemed fine. One of the pages said I couldn't change anything there
because I was in LOC:E--what does that mean?

I confess not to being an expert on the AP900GTO--I've always found
the handpaddle a bit non-intuitive and I'm often too lazy to read the
manual. But, I don't think it has ever done this before and it
always tracks like a dream. I'm running 4.07 I think. Can anyone
offer some advice how to fix this problem? I realigned 3 times and
turned the power off/on several times with realigning and nothing
changed. I tried polar align feature and 2 star align--same result.
Of note, the mount always returned spot-on to the alignment stars, it
just wouldn't slew to M# objects, etc. Thank you.

Mike Chapa

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