Re: GOTO issue with Mach1GTO
I assume you are upgrading from another mount?
I wrote the following post on Cloudy Nights to help people a bit who are migrating from Celestron (or Meade) mounts to Astro-Physics. It covers some of the important differences that might trip up people who are familiar with the other GOTO systems. Not sure if it will help you or not. I hope it does.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 7:52 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] GOTO issue with Mach1GTO
Tired my new Mach1GTO for the first time last night. Mount was leveled E/W and balanced per instructions. I used the RASPA right out of the box to do PA following initial rough polar alignment. I then did a SYNC to a bright star in the east and I thought I had the scope aligned on the west side as they say instruct in the KeyPad manual. When I started to slew, I was able to see objects on my computer screen using a CCD camera in the east and southeast but nothing in the FoV west and north. I also did drifting testing and the star low in the east did start to drift after 5 minutes. So, I am thinking I have 2 problems: 1) I did not SYNC correctly for the GOTOS and/or 2) the RASPA needs to be aligned following drift alignment due to the slight drifting occurring. Any suggestions would be appreciated.