Question about Optics
I am trying to get a donated Meade LX90 working for a non-profit educational program. I went thru the set up, but when it gets to finding anything it is way off. I tried training the motors. The Az (side to side) menu seemed to work right, but when I got to dec (up and down) it bombed. No up and down in that mode. It does go up and down when it tries to find North (which I think is off maybe 5-10 degrees) it moves up and aims in that direction so the up and down motor works, but not when in the training mode. Maybe that's the problem? I got the finder aligned with the scope OK. The GPS reports its working OK. I reset the time which was off. Any ideas you have would be great.
Go back to square one-- in this order
RESET the hand-controller
Train Drives in BOTH axis
Enter Time, Date, and Site-- Daylight Savings NO -- right now in the USA
Calibrate sensors (if you have this option)
Then do a two star Automatic alignment-- you will need to CENTER each alignment star and they may NOT be inside the eyepiece but nearby.
Here is a manual-- http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/LXseries/LX-90_manual.pdf
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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