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    Default Orion Intelli-scope - a question about the altitude "HOME" position



    Hi All,
    Just got the xt10i intelli scope - and I have a question.
    I understand when the controller boots-up it assumes both axis are in "Physical Home" position.
    If you boot-up the controller and go to the FNC mode where you can see the two axis values - the AZ value is zero, but the ALT value is 89.
    I found that strange because technically the "Physical Home" position of the OTA is 90 degrees - not 89 degrees.

    Anyone know why its setup this way?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Orion Intelli-scope - a question about the altitude "HOME" position

    My understanding is that at the beginning of the alignment procedure you place the scope in the vertical position and then enter that position by pressing "enter" on the keypad. You are effectively telling the system what the 90 degree position is. I'm not sure if it's necessary, but you could possibly adjust your vertical stop so that the reading when the scope rests against it is 90 degrees. You could always check with Orion technical support. Here is a video that may be helpful. Happy observing!

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...TStTtF6SS4r7Lq
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    Default Re: Orion Intelli-scope - a question about the altitude "HOME" position

    Woody has got it right.

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