Uth oh... Dec switch fail?

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Re: Uth oh... Dec switch fail?

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Got a chance to look into what happened. It turns out the Spindle is WAY up in the trees and does not come out until like 4 AM.

So somehow it got a couple of frames through holes in the trees! :lol:

Nothing wrong with the equipment, it's operator error again :D
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After having another failed sequence Friday night I checked and sure enough I had started a target slightly too early and it too was in the trees.

I went ahead and addressed a few other things. Made sure the HC and mount firmware were up to date. Checked the slew limits and set them to -15 degrees past meridian. Also replaced the USB cable for the guide camera and re-dressed the wiring harness.

Finally got a full nights sequence dusk to dawn last night, no errors, and landed in the proper park position and quit tracking!

That's more like it!
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Its tge updates. I updated the firmware iver the last couple of days and its noisy and I get both Dec Switch Fail and RA switch fail. Just trying a factory reset and tgen a firmware update.
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Guys. Did a factory reset and then updated again and it MAY have solved it.
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Re: Uth oh... Dec switch fail?

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Richieb wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:32 pm Guys. Did a factory reset and then updated again and it MAY have solved it.

Did the factory reset fix your Dec Switch Fail and RA switch fail?

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Hi...and thanks.

It seems to have. Cloudy skies now so I will check it next time and let you all know.
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