#1810 Feb 1 6:32 PM
I have a question about a lockup that occurred this past Saturday.
Aftere setting up and calibrating, I like to point the scope at
celestial North to see the view through my finder scope. Just a double
After doing a two star calibration and exiting the calibration routine,
I went up to the Objects menu, then selected R/D. I arrowed right
through the RA numbers, then entered +90:00:00. Nothing at all
happened. No buttons on the Keypad Controller seemed to work, so I
simply unplugged and started over. As a check, I repeated the same
procedure, attempting to go to +90 degrees again. Same thing again, a
total lockup. The NEXT time I decided to skip the pole, and settled for
The polar alignment was good; everything else worked great the rest of
the night, at least until my toes went numb a few hours later. I hate
to pack it up when the coffee is working.
I have used the keypad to see celestial North before, although I'm not
sure if I used the RA that was already on the display (by using the
right arrow key). Any advice, etc will be appreciated.
Here's another question: What's a good way to run the mount indoors for
a shakeout? Resume from park?
Chuck Hancock DMD
McDonough GA USA