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Old 26-06-2014, 02:22 PM
mbaddah (Mo)
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Originally Posted by ausastronomer View Post
Hi Mo,

Did the Argo perform normally other than the issues with "Rigel Kent" as an alignment star?

I can only think of 2 possibilities, I am sure Gary will have others.

1) The Argo didn't perform as it should have on other targets and the encoder is slipping or is faulty, either through a cable, connection or encoder fault. You can test this with a mode encoder test, as explained in the user manual.

2) You inadvertently selected Rigel from the star menu as opposed to Rigel Kent

Cheers,
John B
Hi John,

I'll try it again tonight and take note of what you say. I did notice it didn't like Spica as part of the 2 star alignment. Strange as I've never had this issue before. I have the scope on a slight slant in my yard so it could be playing havoc.


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Strange, I have had an ARGO NAVIS for about ten years and never seen that before.
Cheers
I'm not surprised the AN is such a well built kit. I'm 99% confident it's a human error
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