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    Default Re: CGEM DX can find home, but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjw8 View Post
    Did you ever get this resolved?
    Yep! Never did get hold of Celestron, but took it all apart again, and noticed that on the RA motor, there was a real basic little encoder - a black plastic disc with a notch through it at one point, and a “read head” that fit over the disc; I guess it might shine a light through the slot. Anyway, from us testing the motor and such, the slot in the disc was about 90 degrees from the read head.

    So I ran it just a tiny bit to get the slot right about realigned, we put the mount back together, I told it to go to a few things so I could make sure it was at least going to the right part of the sky (from a star chart; this was indoors and during the day) then took it back outside and tested it the next time there was a clear night. And there was much rejoicing.

    The big bonus of all the grief is that in reading the manual, I discovered the “hibernate” command, so once I had a good alignment (2 stars, plus 2 cal stars) I used that and the next person now doesn’t have to take all kinds of time doing an alignment.

    Thanks for reminding me to follow up!
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