Re: What hemisphere am I in again?

Edd Weninger

I recently had the same problem. The battery in the hand control
needed to be replaced. I sent it back to A-P and also had the
firmware updated at the same time.

Clear skies,

Edd Weninger
Overgaard AZ

--- In, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...>

Hi Mike,

There is a Horizon setting feature, which you can change. It's
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" <mjchapa@...>
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
However, when I asked it to go to M51, etc., it said they were
the horizon. I checked the date and time and location and they
seemed fine. One of the pages said I couldn't change anything
because I was in LOC:E--what does that mean?

I confess not to being an expert on the AP900GTO--I've always
the handpaddle a bit non-intuitive and I'm often too lazy to read
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
turned the power off/on several times with realigning and nothing
changed. I tried polar align feature and 2 star align--same
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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