Re: GTO3600 runaway behavior



Sounds something like a meridian flip.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of ssrfo59@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sunday, 15 April 2018 1:04 p.m.
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] GTO3600 runaway behavior




AP V2 driver, latest version

After running our mount for an hour or so, it will suddenly "take off" when given a slew or jog command.  Repeated commands via software to stop or abort don't work.  Pressing STOP on the keypad pauses the motion for a half-second or so, but the mount then continues.  The only way we've been able to stop it is to cut mount power.  After start up, the mount is completely lost and tracks at a non-sidereal (and significantly faster) rate.

This has happened for three nights in a row: the mount works fine for an hour or so and then goes rogue.

Any help, ideas, test, etc., would be greatly appreciated!

Steve S.


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