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Try Using The Slowest Slew Speed Setting

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Posted by Ralph Jugo on May 16, 2002 19:05:56 UTC


If you have it on "astronomical" then it should track the object once you have properly aligned the scope. This all assmes that the scope is properly aligned. That is, once you do easy or 2 star alignment, and then use "Go To" an object, the object should appear in the center or near the center of the eye piece. If it does not, and you need to slew to get the object in the eye piece, you may then have trouble keeping the object properly tracked in the eye piece with out having to make corrections with the slew buttons. Another possibility is that in efforts to center the "Go To" object you may be using slew speeds that are too fast and once centered, you are not changing the speed to 1X from the faster slew speed that you used to center the object.

If all this fails, there is always the chance that the scope may be defective or needs maintenance, etc, in which case you should call Meade to fully diagnose the problem.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you were able to resolve this issue. I realize how frustrating it can be.

Ralph J.

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