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LX90GPS "finding north" does not complete

Hello I recently bought an LX90GPS. Whenever I turn it on it gets a GPS fix, then asks for date/time, finds level ok and then it says "finding north" and just starts turning around and around forever, and of course after 3-4 full circles I have no option but to turn it off as I do not want to overheat the mechanism. Of course I cannot auto-align, since it cannot find the north, and I just do rough 2-star alignments which are not so easy and it can take me up to 30 minutes to align it properly... My question is why can't it find the north? It just keeps turning round and round, clearly passing north 4 or 5 times and not stoping. Could there be a poblem with the GPS? I don't think so, as it gets a GPS fix very easily. It' s driving me crazy. I would really appreciate any assistance. Thank you in advance.

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The LX90GPS and other LTN devices use an internal accelerometer to calculate tilt and North. That has nothing to do with the GPS. Sounds like you need to talk to Meade.

My LX90GPS doesn't do North very well, but I can calibrate that out with the two star alignment. THEN the thing points almost perfectly all over the sky. Sorry I couldn't help you more.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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