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  1. Just come across this post. It's really useful. Thanks Mark Derek
  2. Thanks for the information. I seem to have done something wrong trying to insert a quote from Squeaky about the batteries. But I realised when I first set up the telescope that the feeble battery pack was the weakest link in the setup. I've had to jiggle the wires in the battery block about quite often just to get power to the handset but I didn't realise that the AA batteries could be affecting the aligning. A power pack is obviously my next purchase. Derek
  3. I have just bought a Skywatcher 127 Mak with Synscan and am having most of the problems being discussed in this thread and the postings have been really helpful. I live on Crete so I’m very much on my own as far as getting the telescope to work. I have the latest version of the software in the handset and there is definitely no mention of 3 star alignment. There is no documentation on the OTA. I have had to print out the technical spec from the adverts on the web. The Synscan manual looks comprehensive at first glance but there have been a lot of “What do I do now?” moments. When I eventually did get the alignment to work after a couple of frustrating evenings I found Arcturus and Antares the easiest to align on. Incidentally does the tracking only work after you have been through the set up routine? I used the navigation keys to home in on Saturn then went straight to “Tracking” in the setup menu but the tracking didn’t work. Cheers Derek
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