Re: Windows timezone settings


Hi Christopher,


yes, one certainly can do that but is it necessary?


I have all my computers setup for the local time zone and never had a problem with my mounts due to that. Not with Astro-Physics mounts and not with Skywatcher or iOptron mounts.


Would I be using my smartphone to control a mount, and would I have to set the smartphone to UT, that would be the moment I would decide to change the mount. The same applies for a tablet.


Kind regards,




Von: <> Im Auftrag von Christopher Erickson
Gesendet: Montag, 11. April 2022 11:25
Betreff: Re: [ap-gto] Windows timezone settings


I set all of my mounts and astro computers to UT and never change them.


Not sarcasm.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738


On Sun, Apr 10, 2022, 9:45 PM Horia <ATM@...> wrote:




Von: <> Im Auftrag von fernandorivera3 via
Gesendet: Sonntag, 10. April 2022 16:02
Betreff: Re: [ap-gto] Windows timezone settings


Set all of your devices <smartphone, tablet, computer, mount, etc> to Universal Time aka UT & not have to deal with different time zones or daylight savings time vs standard time, either. 

"Set it & forget it"- no more headaches going back & forth with changes in the settings. 


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