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Celestron GPS & Wedge - What am I doing wrong?

3 months 11 hours ago
docbobo
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Celestron GPS & Wedge - What am I doing wrong? #42287
I just bought myself a wedge for my Celestron Evolution mount. Trying it for the first time, I did the following:
  • Performed a SolarSystem align in EQ North Mode, using the hand controller
  • Connected INDI via Celestron GPS driver
  • Driver shows EQ N as mode

Now, when I use the mount control to perform a GoTo Jupiter - the solar object I am already aligned to - nothing happens. The hand controller displays a "Slew Limit Warning", even though the warning level is set to 90°.

I am guessing that I am doing something obvious wrong. But I have not idea what...

Help appreciated.

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3 months 9 hours ago
wvreeven
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Celestron GPS & Wedge - What am I doing wrong? #42295
Could it be that Jupiter is too low in the sky and that Ekos prevents your mount from slewing there?


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3 months 31 minutes ago
ChrisRowland
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Celestron GPS & Wedge - What am I doing wrong? #42307
The problem is probably the low limit, this doesn't allow for the mount being on a wedge so needs to be set to a negative value. Try setting your latitude - 90 so -40 if you are at a latitude of 50 degrees.
It's in the HC, the Scope Setup section I think.
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2 months 4 weeks ago
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Celestron GPS & Wedge - What am I doing wrong? #42313
Thanks, Chris. I found a similar FAQ on the Celestron site last night but was too tired to answer my own question ;) Still surprised they didn't put that directly into the manual for the wedge...

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