Telescope point outside the horizon

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Kikihun
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Telescope point outside the horizon

Post by Kikihun » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 am

Hello,

Trying my new asiair and getting periodic errors stating the telescope is outside the horizon. ASIAIR stops tracking at this point and you come back to a bunch of lost subs. The thing is you can start tracking again and it will happily work for another 10-20 mins and then throw the error again. HEQ5 setup as usb through the handset(direct pc mod). If anyone knows I’m doing something silly am very happy to be set straight.

lancer jiang
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Re: Telescope point outside the horizon

Post by lancer jiang » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 am

hi
This situation occured on Android or IOS?
and whether you app is the latest version?

please check your app version and firmware version

Kikihun
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Re: Telescope point outside the horizon

Post by Kikihun » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:09 pm

Hello

Yes the sw is the latest version. And iam use ios.

W7AY
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Re: Telescope point outside the horizon

Post by W7AY » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:00 pm

Hi Kikihun,

Pointing and Meridian flip problems are often traceable to the wrong date and time, time zone, latitude and longitude information.

It is probably worth doing a careful check of those parameters in the ASIAIR Telescope Setup window, and also the same set of information in your mount, or hand controller) to confirm that the mount and ASIAIR agrees.

One sanity check could be to use SkySafari (if you have that) to see where it thinks your mount is pointing and estimate if azimuth and altitude are approximately correct.

You can also point the OTA close to the zenith and see if the right ascensions and hour angles from ASIAIR, SkySafari and the mount make sense.

The saving grace is that you can do all this indoors in the daytime.

Good luck,
Chen

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