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Solved LOSMANDY HQ MOTOR KIT AND RA-DEC SETUP

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01 Jan 2021 20:12 - 27 Jan 2021 07:52 #454 by nirvana
Hello, I bought the Avalon Losmandy HQ motor kit and I am installing it on my G11 mount. The cuestion is: should be marked any of the RA or DEC reverse motor direction check boxes in the StarGo advanced panel? Thank you.
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04 Jan 2021 08:08 #458 by Stefano82
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Hello

Thanks for having choose an Avalon product. Normally for your mount you should not check any of the two reverse motor direction check box.

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05 Jan 2021 00:59 #460 by nirvana
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In that case there must be some problem with the motors because If I take a picture for 2 minutes (for example) with motors stopped there is much less trails in the stars than with motors engaged running the guide mode. Checking RA motor direction box it does not happen. What is the problem? I am a bit confused!

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11 Jan 2021 17:15 - 12 Jan 2021 07:58 #463 by Stefano82
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Hello

The slew/tracking motor direction it depends on wich side, inside the StarGo board, the mother board connector are plugged with the RS232 connectors.

Since when the StarGo Stand Alone it is purchased, we are not aware about the final user mount, we cannot test the correct mount slew direction.

So, in case of wrong mount slew/tracking direction, there are two way to obtain the correct behaviour:

1. By opening the StarGo board and reverse the motor cable connector side (watch the attached tutorial)

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2. By checking the software REVERSE MOTOR DIR. option.

We developed the REVERSE MOTOR DIR. option in order to allow the user to change this parameter in a more comfortably way.

So, in order to check the correct mount behaviour, please try to perform a GoTo by using any planetary software as Carte du ciel, Stellarium etc…

In case of wrong direction slew for one or both axis, in order to obtain the correct mount behaviour, choose among the two option above mentioned your preferred one.

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14 Jan 2021 15:03 #466 by nirvana
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I will try. Thnak you very much for your support.

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26 Jan 2021 20:55 #473 by nirvana
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Solved. There were both RA and DEC inverted. I changed them easily on the controller with your instructions.
Thanks.

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