Richard created a new topic ' Celestron Nexstar Mount Not Tracking' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have recently purchased a Celestron 127 SLT / Nexstar Alt Az combo and I'm working on setting up an Indi / Ekos setup for it in my basement until the weather clears. I have ran into an issue where the output from Ekos states "Mount Firmware does not support track mode", Doing a test one and two star alignment with the mount it seems to be correct as its not tracking anything.. I have confirmed this by putting pencil marks on both axis and watching them not move over time. The firmware on the Hand Controller is 5.31.9200 and the Motor Controller is 5.18. Is it true that this mount can not track using the IndiLib?

I am using a fresh install from the Kstars setup on Ubuntu 20.04

Please advise.

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Sorry about the delay responding to this, I seem to have fixed the issue with a firmware update to the mount and the controller, I haven't tried using the INDILIB diver yet as the weather has been poor here for viewing in Seattle and I have been working on porting everything over to an EKOS setup again. I will keep you posted

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Hello,
I originally posted this in the astroberry group but I realized it was probably in the wrong spot.

I recently setup my new LX85 with a 6" Meade newt, after installing a fresh version of Astroberry and going through the polar alignment procedures ( I spent a day and half watching the videos ) ekos takes the first image, its solved and when the mount goes to position for the next image it seems to slew in the wrong direction. ( east instead of west ) and then eventually gives me the error " Mount aborted. Please restart the process and reduce the speed. " I tried all of the speeds in the options and the results are always the same.. just slower... Is there something I am missing? I already went through the whole debacle of setting the park portion correctly. .. im pulling my hair out.

thanks in advance.

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Richard created a new topic ' LX85 Mount going wrong direction' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hello,

I recently setup my new LX85 with a 6" Meade newt, after installing a fresh version of Astroberry and going through the polar alignment procedures ( I spent a day and half watching the videos ) ekos takes the first image, its solved and when the mount goes to position for the next image it slews in the wrong direction. ( east instead of west ) and then eventually gives me the error " Mount aborted. Please restart the process and reduce the speed. " I tried all of the speeds in the options and the results are always the same.. just slower... Is there something I am missing? I already went through the whole debacle of setting the park portion correctly. .. im pulling my hair out.

thanks in advance.

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