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Home & Park position

4 months 3 weeks ago
Gonzothegreat
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Home & Park position #49674
It would be a nice feature to have a Home position (ie: weight down, scope pointing at Polaris) alongside the Park position feature.
reason: Let's say I want to do any maintenance/ check something out, etc... I'd like to hit the Home position button to send the mount/scope in the weight down situation.
It could also help in the polar alignment routine, not having to send the scope all the way back to the park position, which is in my case a long way...

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Home & Park position #51142
An ability to add a variety of user defined positions would be very handy; Park, Home, Flats Screen, etc...

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3 months 2 weeks ago 3 months 2 weeks ago by AstroNerd.
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Home & Park position #51185

Gonzothegreat wrote: It would be a nice feature to have a Home position (ie: weight down, scope pointing at Polaris) alongside the Park position feature.
reason: Let's say I want to do any maintenance/ check something out, etc... I'd like to hit the Home position button to send the mount/scope in the weight down situation.
It could also help in the polar alignment routine, not having to send the scope all the way back to the park position, which is in my case a long way...


I agree about this idea, and then i bought an EQ8 which has an autohome setting that put is it in the position your mention, which is separate to the park position, so I wanted no more.. :)
not sure how you would implement this without the built in home sensors on the DEC and RA axis that the EQ8 has... I think it would require hardwear modification on other mount TBH

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