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Fist time alignment issues.

First time setup. after it goes through initial setup, it does not focus on the star intended. how can we gain alignment for first time setup. GPS does not fix automatically. this is for a Meade LX200 ACF 10 inch telescope. thank you for your assistance

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Did you calibrate the motors and TRAIN the drives? If not do these first--

During alignment the "alignment" stars may or may NOT be visible in the eyepiece-- CENTER the star. Once you do this with two stars your gotos should be good.


Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Fist time alignment issues.

See Darth_Muppet response to same issue.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1152604-calibrating_aligning_meade_10_lx200

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