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Old 12-10-2020, 03:53 PM
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That is certainly a good news story!
Not to mention a brilliant piece of equipment.
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Thanks Gary. Great piece of equipment and software. Interesting to see the manufacturing here.
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I received mine yesterday. I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set it up. I got it pretty much done within two hours. Mind you, I took my time. The weird thing is when I checked to see if it was working, the numbers were counting down on the azimuth section when I tilted the altitude (10' collapsible dob) and vice versa. This was until I realised the cables were plugged in the wrong ports. I switched them around and bang, spot on.

I am now waiting on my Bluetooth adapter to arrive so I can sync it with Sky Safari.

I know this topic around Argo has been discussed many times, but now it is my time to share my appreciation for this piece of equipment. I look forward to heading outside and putting it to the test for real as soon as I can.
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I received mine yesterday. I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set it up. I got it pretty much done within two hours. Mind you, I took my time. The weird thing is when I checked to see if it was working, the numbers were counting down on the azimuth section when I tilted the altitude (10' collapsible dob) and vice versa. This was until I realised the cables were plugged in the wrong ports. I switched them around and bang, spot on.

I am now waiting on my Bluetooth adapter to arrive so I can sync it with Sky Safari.

I know this topic around Argo has been discussed many times, but now it is my time to share my appreciation for this piece of equipment. I look forward to heading outside and putting it to the test for real as soon as I can.
Thanks Scott,

And welcome to the extended family of Argo Navis owners.

Best Regards

Gary Kopff
Managing Director
Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place
Mount Kuring-Gai NSW 2080
Australia
Phone +61-2-9457-9049
sales@wildcard-innovations.com.au
https://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au/
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Old 24-11-2020, 09:46 AM
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Don't think you will be disappointed. I love mine. I did find that a simple angle meter helped when setting the "fix alt ref" and having the scope sit firm against the base box.
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Old 24-11-2020, 12:21 PM
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Tip of the day - Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer AUTO ADJUST ON

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Don't think you will be disappointed. I love mine. I did find that a simple angle meter helped when setting the "fix alt ref" and having the scope sit firm against the base box.
Hi Dave,

Recommend you hang that angle meter back on the garage peg board.
You don't need it.

Instead we recommend you make use of the AUTO ADJUST feature when
you do the FIX ALT REF step.

What it does is takes the roughest of estimates for the altitude reference
point - even if you are tens of degrees out - and refines it based on
your two-star alignment.

To set it up, DIAL up MODE SETUP, SETUP ALT REF and
enter a value of +090.000. Then when you perform the FIX ALT REF
STEP, DIAL up ALT REF=+090.000 AUTO ADJUST ON.

Perform your two star alignment as normal.

The WARP factor should then be 0.00 (A) where the (A) indicates the
ALT REF point was automatically adjusted.

If you see a non-zero WARP factor when AUTO ADJUST is ON or an (X)
instead of an (A), it means something is amiss, such as a misidentified
star or cable not plugged in.

Keep in mind that though a WARP factor of 0.00 is a prerequisite for
good pointing performance, it does not necessarily guarantee good
performance. The reason is that the AUTO ADJUST mechanism bends
over backwards to correct the ALT REF point so as to produce a
WARP factor of zero wherever possible, even if you have misidentified
the alignment stars.

Best Regards

Gary Kopff
Managing Director
Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place
Mount Kuring-Gai NSW 2080
Australia
Phone +61-2-9457-9049
sales@wildcard-innovations.com.au
https://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au
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