Re: [LX200GPS] classic lx200 alignment problem
- When checking location and time, remember Meade used non-standard conventions
for time zones, and longitude. In the US, these numbers should be positive on
the classic (but not on the GPS/ACF models).
Also when checking the time remember that the keypad can be set to use either 12
or 24 hour format. If you get mixed up on that, the time could be off by 12
There's a new yahoo group for the classic at
The old LX200 group was abandoned by its owner, with the group set so that new
members are moderated, which prevented new members from participating.
----- Original Message ----
> From: dfspencer54 <starfire151@...>
> To: LX200GPS@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thu, June 30, 2011 5:14:48 PM
> Subject: [LX200GPS] classic lx200 alignment problem
> Hi all -
> Apologies if this has been posted (or answered) before. I did a search and
>found nothing associated with it, though...
> I have a classic LX200 (circa 2001) which has been working faithfully for 10
>years. I had it out a couple of night ago, though, and went through the
>two-start alignment process (as I had done countless times before). I
>identified Arcturus and Vega as my two alignments stars. Even though they
>don't have a wide sky separation, it's always been plenty accurate. When I
>tried to goto Saturn after the alignment, though, it stated the object was
>below the horizon. I could see Saturn with my naked eye and it was at about 80
>degrees above the horizon. I confirmed this with other people's scopes, also.
>I tried to got Arcturus and it stated the object was below the horizon, also.
> I confirmed my site GPS coordinates. I confirmed my Date and Time entries.
> Does anyone have an idea of where to start looking?
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