Re: Odd mount behavior when I initiate the mount from the keypad


Joe Zeglinski
 

Adam,
 
    First order of business is to double check your observatory coordinates, time zone, and local time, as well as Daylight Savings Time settings.
 
    If the DEC seems to have arrived roughly at the  correct target elevation, but only the RA is still slewing, it may be related to an imperfect Longitude or the time or time zone settings. Make sure you have the “sign” set properly for Longitude ... negative - for the western hemisphere, unlike the way it used to be defined by the IAU (the guys who killed Pluto), screwed things up,  in the 1980’s (?).
 
Joe

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