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GPS not working

Hi guys.
I just bought one of these (last in stock!). Turned it on, pressed 'enter' and the screen went straight to alignment options. Unfortunately none of those options were "GPS align", all I got was 'Sky align, two star, etc....
I went to the 'Utilities' menu to check that the GPS as 'on'. It was.
I tried the old trick of switching the telescope off and on again. Same problem. I switched the GPS off, then on again. Same problem.
Have I got a dud!?
Help please!!!! :-)

Stefski

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Nope! Sounds normal. The GPS is used as the surface point and time refrence, but it still needs the star fixes to orient the axis. 2 star alignment is generally for Alt-Az mounting, while you can use 1 star for rapid setup on a permanent equatorial mount.

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