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    Default LXD75 is WAYYYYY off suddenly



    Took my lxd75 mount to my vacation, set it back up, no damage or issues visible. Somewhat quick polar align, confirming north with a compass and latitude correct. Autostar is up to date, ran motor calibration and train drive 2x. When I go to slew using go to as part of the 2 star align procedure, It's acting like it's on crack! For disclosure, it is put back together the right way and directions. But let's say I'm starting at home position/polar north, and set an alignment star to something near Jupiter (currently almost due south opposite position from polar north when it's dark), it's not a little off or quite a bit off....it's way off. it will say completed point somewhere in the east and way lower than the star to the point where I have to slew ridiculously far to get it in the eyepiece. Doesn't matter which star I do, which order etc... The result is way off. I have triple checked the time, date and location data in the autostar, and while slewing with the handbox manually or moving during go to operations, both the RA and DEC movement sounds normal. No noticeable slipping, slowness or weird sounds during movement. I have tried to run all the procedures again, some of them 2x, and the result is the same. It's like it has no idea whatsoever where it is in it's virtual space in relation to it's starting point. I'm all ears here if anybody has any good suggestions. One thing I wondered is if it could be something with the encoder disk? I haven't the faintest idea if that's possible, but I seem to remember it has something to do with figuring out it's placement. If so, how would one go about setting it correctly? As it looks physically fine

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    Default Re: LXD75 is WAYYYYY off suddenly

    Also worth mentioning, If i slew over to the correct star even when it's original guess was ridiculously off, it will actually report successful alignment. But then trying to goto, it's same kind of issue, no where close

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    Default Re: LXD75 is WAYYYYY off suddenly

    Have you tried to do a "Factory Reset" in the hand control? It will many times solve simple issues, but it removes any entered information and you have to start all over again like the scope is new.
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    Default Re: LXD75 is WAYYYYY off suddenly

    I had a similar thing occur with my AVX. It was as if it had lost its mind. I did a "factory reset" as Oz mentions above and it restored the mount to sanity. Hoping that helps in your case too.
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    Default Re: LXD75 is WAYYYYY off suddenly

    I'm on it. But I had figured that training and calibrating the mount and checking the other settings should do the trick

 

 

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