Question about Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Meade LX200GPS with latest 4.2g update. The scope does not appear to complete the 'Auto Align' at start up correctly. Specifically it will get as far as 'Tilt' but will only check one plane, roughly north. The instructions suggest that the scope should be automatically checking on 3 planes, which it has done in the past. I have reloaded 4.2g but this did not change the behavour. The scope will then take a GPS fix and all works well as far as making the two star alignment and slewing with very good accuaracy to anything I care to look at. Any ideas. The upside of this behavour is that the Auto Align feature does not take as long and there seems to be no degrading of pointing accuracy or any other issues. I should point out that I always level the telescope base before auto aligning.
Once the scope has taken a GPS fix and knows TIME, and SITE, and you do a two star alignment your alignment stars overide any automatic alignment issues.
You could turn off the GPS put in Time, Date, and Site, do a two star alignment and everything would be fine. Centering the alignment stars is the "trick". Apparently the scope also finds NORTH OK, or the alignment stars would be way off. Since you pre-level the tripod already the software can FAIL on "tilt" and you still get good gotos.
I would not worry about it, especially since your gotos seem perfectly fine.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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