Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly
s there a clock chip in the CP that might be battery driven?
There is not a clock chip per se, so upon startup the mount must receive an accurate clock time. Once it receives that it starts an internal timer that keeps time until power is removed.
From: Mojo Jones <mojo@...>
To: main <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly
Ray, and all ... is there a clock chip in the CP that might be battery driven? Mikko's error made me think of that sort of failure.
On 4/25/20 10:24 AM, Mikko Viljamaa wrote:
I thought I'll give an update to this now after a few weeks. I've learnt that if I click both the unpark the mount (even thought the SGP unparks the mount automatically) AND resync the mount time from PC, everything works fine. If I don't do this the first slew might be off. I have no idea why this is other than it seems like the mount does not necessarily always initialize without these procedures.
Morris Jones, Monrovia, CA
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