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    Default Found my scopes problem.



    Hello,

    So, I think I finally found my telescopes problem. Here's what's been going on. Whenever I use the telescope, I input all the data correctly, but it keeps overshooting or under shooting when it goes to an object. Trying to figure out what the problem was took a lot of time, a month to be exact. I believe I finally found my telescopes problem. the location I've been setting it to is the closest city in the to where I live, Boise Idaho. When I set it there, and was at a different location, which is Nampa Idaho, where I live, it's probably thinking it's at Boise.

    To remedy this problem, I am going to be setting up a custom location of my GPS location. I'm going to see if this fixes the problem.

    If it does, I know that it works! I'll try it out tonight. I'll let you know of the results.

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    Default Re: Found my scopes problem.

    Are you less than 50 miles from Boise?
    If it is more you should use actual coordinates for alignment to work properly.
    Good luck with the attempt, hopefully that is the fix for you
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    Default Re: Found my scopes problem.

    Yes, I am less than 50 miles from Boise. I hope that answers your question.

    Clouds rolled in, so my test will be delayed.
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    Default Re: Found my scopes problem.

    I always like to use actual coordinates next to a close city.
    The difference sometimes can be frustrating to compensate for.
    I am interested to hear if it fixes the problem once the clouds go away.
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