Originally Posted by telecasterguru
My G11 is refusing to bright star align. I am running Gemini Level 4 1.0.4 with a Garmin GPS plugged in.
I cold start and get a first star aligned e.g. Canopus but whatever star I then try and go to for an additional alignment the hand controller tells me error not available. This is whether I choose a star like Acrux or Sirius or Betelgeuse.
Any one with any idea what's wrong.
You have to go back to basics: check all site data, time zone etc. Are you doing this with the Gemini also connected to a PC? Is an Gemini.net trying to alter any of these settings and trying to change the HC settings?
Assuming this has checked out, watch for signs on the hand controller - error messages such as "WD reset" or indications that the CMOS battery is on the way out. That can cause erratic behaviour.
If you do have PC control, try doing one star alignment via the hand controller before connecting the PC and doing a second one from there followed by a Plate Solve and Sync via Maxim.