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Meade Lx200 gps not working

GPS not picking up satellite

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SOURCE: problem with lx200gps meade telescope

It might be a voltage or electrical current problem. Make sure your DC power supply is between 12 and 14 volts. Make sure all electrical connections are tight. Where the power cord plugs into the connection panel, make sure the center pin on the panel fits tightly into the plug. It is a Radio Shack type "N" plug. If tou still have a problem, remove the bottom plate from the scope base and make sure all the connectors are properly seated on the circuit board. Check the connector on the end where the black and red wires are. That is a main power connector and if it is too loose it will not conduct enough current. There can be enough voltage drop that the drive motors won't operate, or they will and the scope will slew uncontrollaby. Be careful handling the wires so that you don't damage them. Good luck, Dave

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Fist time alignment issues.

Did you calibrate the motors and TRAIN the drives? If not do these first--

During alignment the "alignment" stars may or may NOT be visible in the eyepiece-- CENTER the star. Once you do this with two stars your gotos should be good.


Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Calibrating & Aligning the Meade 10" LX200 GPS Telescope in the Southern Hemisphere

  1. Do a Calibrate Sensors
  2. Do a Train Drive in RA and also DEC
This makes sure that the scope is calibrated properly.

  1. Do an AUTOMATIC ALIGN
  2. when asked to center star, look for the BRIGHTEST star that is close to the scopes field of view. It will be that star you need to used the arrow keys on to centre it in the scope eyepiece and press enter.
  3. This star can be as much as a HANDS distance away from the centre of view
  4. If you cannot identify the star it is asking you to use, press the SCROLL DOWN key to choose another star, keep doing this until you see a star you recognise.
That's it!

You can also hold down the MODE key for about 4 seconds and scroll through the scope info. Make sure you have the correct location coordinates ( Lat/Long) and the correct time set.

Select a bright object first such as a planet and GOTO it. Once you have manually centered it in the eyepiece, press ENTER and hold it for 6 seconds, the handset will say " Press ENTER to sync", press enter and you have updated the scope with the coordinates of that object.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Fist time alignment issues.

See Darth_Muppet response to same issue.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1152604-calibrating_aligning_meade_10_lx200

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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