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Posted by Vadim Naroditsky on January 18, 2002 06:36:02 UTC


I still cannot make Autostar work. I align it on two stars (usually Riegel and Pollux), then say goto Jupiter. It moves to the correct direction, not far off Jupiter. I move it manually, hit "synchronize". After that, when I say go to Saturn it just moves very little. I say goto to Mars - same reaction. Motors are working fine, if I move it away and then say go to Saturn it moves back to Jupiter. It seems to think that all planets are in the same place. Weird. I cannot go to any other objects since I have no idea what star it turns to.

Also I can hear motors tracking the Jupiter but it still goes out of view pretty fast, With 9 mm eyepiece it takes just about 10 seconds for it to move away. Is there something wrong with tracking system?

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