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    Default Woops I did it again !



    So I got up this morning got dressed and went outside to cover up the scope after an all night run.

    I knew something was wrong immediately as the scope was pointing straight up in the sky (collecting pollen)

    Sure enough somehow I had managed to unplug the power cable to the laptop, so at some point in the night (around 3:00am) the laptop shut down but the mount kept tracking with no guidance from SGP

    That's twice now this has happened. Fortunatly the clutches were pretty loose and when the cam collided with the mount leg it just stayed there and did not knock anything loose or rip the cam off the OTA

    I will make it a point to double check the power cable to the laptop before I turn in for the night
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    Default Re: Woops I did it again !

    You may want to wrap a heavy chain around it so you cannot knock it loose!
    Maybe the raccoons are borrowing power when you go inside?
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    Default Re: Woops I did it again !

    Hey you may be on to something, to power up all those light bulbs they were stealing!
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    Default Re: Woops I did it again !

    I blame the North Koreans

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    Default Re: Woops I did it again !

    Not the Russians? Hrm it is internet enabled....
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