Re: GOTO question from dummy
- Thank you Dick,
My concern is regarding cable length, I forward to use 43gg patch to park "horizontally south", if everything seems to be OK for south area (my lat is 45° N) (cables coming from north side, are attached to the scope on east part of the fork and then go to the camera, heaters etc... I am a little bit confused for the north part:
shall I forecast 360°rotation cable length, or is it a way to "force" gotos to path through east part instead of west one?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "autostaretx" <rseymour@...> wrote:
> I wrote:
> > The numeric answer is "after it crosses the pole"
> > (you can -see- this by simply slewing up a little bit past DEC=90).
> By "you can see" i meant:
> first press [mode] for 3 seconds, then release, to bring up the status display.
> Scroll (if necessary) to the RA/DEC readout.
> -now- slew up (slowly) a degree or two past DEC=90.
> Various editions of the firmware had bugs doing that (DEC would
> continue to increase instead of starting back down), but it should
> You can unclamp the DEC axis to avoid hitting the hard stop.
> (then the firmware -will- get confused)
> have fun exploring