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Meade Autostar 2 star alignment problem.

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Jon Sales

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Hi all,
Had my girlfriends Meade DS2080 out last night. Aligned it using 2 star alignment and it aligned perfectly. Then the batteries went dead, so I changed them and switched it back on.
When I went through the process of the 2 star alignment again it kept failing to align.
It picked Arcturus as the first star and then swung tree tube so it was about to crash into the tripodd. I managed to stop it by switching it off. It did this 4 times in succession before I gave up and used it manually.
Any ideas as to what ths problem could be?

It's never done this before and the batteries are brand new and I set it up properly i.e I've done this countless times so I'm no novice.
Jon

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Did you put it back in the park/home (north and levelled) position before aligning after the batteries were changed?

Edited by jflowers, 03 May 2012 - 04:08 AM.

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Jon Sales

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Yes, did that each time I went through alignment. It did the same thing every time.
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Q. My telescope has gone berserk. It slews until it hits the hard stop in either azimuth or altitude. It behaves erratically. What do I do?
A. Generally this occurs when changing the power source, either by swapping in fresh batteries, switching to AC or a 12VDC source, or when the batteries run low and need replacing. Normally, doing a CALIBRATE MOTORS from the AutoStar will fix it. This is an automatic operation once you select it. Sometimes you may also need to do a TRAIN DRIVES. And on rare occasions you may need to RESET, CALIBRATE MOTORS, TRAIN DRIVES.


From http://www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html Mainly about ETX but also lots of autostar stuff.

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Thanks Jon I'll give that a try :hello2:
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