Re: Meridian Limits Sanity Check

Mike Shade

If everything is working so well, why screw with anything?  It sounds like your system is working as you want it to.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Jerome A Yesavage
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 10:26 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Meridian Limits Sanity Check



Everything is working so well I am afraid to touch anything.... but... 

I find the understanding of the meridian limits a bit challenging and would just like to try to get a check on my understanding.  I have my West tracking limits outlined to about 1h past the meridian and these look good according to a friend with the same mount.  This is not a problem.  I have no East limits outline. 

But, on the check-boxes.  I have:

Enable Meridian Tracking Limits and Limit to Meridian Checked. 

I do not have Counterweight up slews East or West Checked. 

Stop Tracking is the option selected and there is a 15m Flip Offset.

I think if I were to tweek this I would check the counterweight up slews West? to allow the mount to start tracking to the West a bit before a Meridian Flip would be required.  Not sure i am making sense but this is what in the notes I think is referred to an "Opportunity" rather than a "safety" issue.  I am East-West challenged. 

Appreciate the help here as I am trying to get an intuitive idea of what is going on,


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