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Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

The telescope is supposed to automatically align with magnetic North and then to 2 alignment stars.  I called Meade and they told me to calibrate the motors--which I did.---The telescope will automatically calculate level and then goes to Calculate North Mode---but all it does is slew continuously around in a circle.--I let it slew for several minutes before I turned it off. I have retried this several times.

 How do I get the telescope to align North

Thanks Mark

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Re: Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

Also had the problem. I found that the LNT did not find north unless the bottom of the Smartfinder is close to parallel with the ground.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

Re: Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

I also face the same issue. Suprizingly, there is a place close to my window where it would not align to the north and keeps rotating in circle. But if I move the telescope to the center of the room or someother place in the house, it acurately finds North in one go. I think, there is some magnetic field disturbance in the place close to me window, So if you telescope is continously rotated while tryin to find north, move it to another location and try again.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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