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First time using the mead etx 60at. I turned it on and set the date / time / enter. Then set it at north and horizontal,enter. It asked if i wanted the easy alignment, I said yes. I said searching. Then it said the name of astar and said it was slewing but the telescope isn't moving.

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Did you lock down BOTH clutches?

You should have Calibrated motors and trained drives before you actually tried to do a goto.

Read this manual completely:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/ETXtelescopes/ETX-60-70AT%20manual.pdf

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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