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Telescope I've just got a Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT. Complete novice. I am finding that after alignment the scope slews either vertically up or down before I have selected any target. I have to switch it off before the scope hits the mount. Any ideas ??

Posted by Jon2000 on Dec 29, 2007

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Telescope I've just got a Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT. Complete novice. I am finding that after alignment the scope slews either vertically up or down before I have selected any target. I have to switch it off before the scope hits the mount. Any ideas ??

A low voltage power supply is the usual cause. You must use fresh batteries and or a seperate 12 volt power pack.Also you must accurately;y do all the setup-- like Time, Date, and Site properly. Read the setup in the manual
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Scope is 12.5, 9 years old. We align by going to "named star," selecting one, slewing, correcting, hitting synch. Repeating with another star. Almost always the scope goes to accurately there after. (We avoid the "align" menu which we never got to work). Now, after we align first star, scope turns erratically in circle instead of slewing to second, as if it didn't want to cross the meridian. We tried turning it off starting again, nothing works. Eventually stalls.

Runaway DECLINATION is what this is called. Usually it can be fixed with a new hand controller cable. If a new cable does not fix it, then it has a blown motor circuit board and must be returned to Meade for repairs.Meade customer service:
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When switching on remote computer the scope always travels in a downward direction - have to turn off power to stop it hitting the tripod. Is there any way to reset program/computer?

You might want to call these people: centers listed plus all the manuals.
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I am new to astronomey and I just purchased a used TASCO Starguide 60 telescope at a garage sale. I did not receive an owners/''how to'' manual; but I did get info from this site that directed me to a similar Nexstar telescope; my problem is I do not have a clue as to how to use this scope. The Nexstar 60, while similar, has many differences. I believe that I need to upgrade items(i.e. the hand control) to those like the Nexstar. Do the nexstar hand controls work with the TASCO? If so, is it worth it to do so? Believe me I need a LOT of help!!!

Locate a local astronomy club and attend their star parties. They will help you with the telescope. NO! Nexstar hand controller do not work on TASCO telescopes. You bought a VERY VERY small 60mm telescope. You would have been better off buying 10x50mm binoculars as your first "telescope".
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I have the Nexstar 8. It will not auto align or manual....

You must set TIME, DATE, and SITE-- probably does not know your actual location. Read the manual and perform all of the setup procedures. Some of these have a "starting position" again read the manual and make sure you are in the "home" position before you start the alignment. Read my TIP on my profile page about GOTO telescopes, and join the NEXSTAR forum on
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Aligning my scope and slewing problems

You need to synchronize the telescope with stellarium. Center the telescope on a known star, then select the same star on the laptiop and 'synch' with it.
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Do you have a fresh set of batteries in the scope? Better to use an outside 12 volt power pack with the Celestron 12 volt "cigarette" lighter cable.This can be three things:Low powerBad cable from hand controller to scope.Or a broken hand controllerTry fresh batteries first.
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I have an LX200 10" with apparent drive issues. Vertical drive speed seems locked on maximum speed. When auto align is selected the scope moves in all the right directions but vertical moves are at top speed. When alignment stars are selected, it moves normally in Horizontal mode, but points straight up (rapidly) in the vertical mode. This requires shut off to keep from damaging the drive gears. Manual alignment is nearly impossible due to the high speed of the scope in vertical mode when using the handbox. Any ideas?

You might want to start saving money to buy another or leave it alone.
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When i start autostar then it dont work normaly... when i select Speed:2" sec then the scope doesnt moving. I cant set it up to because when i select a country then the city selection appears i select mycity then the country selection appears.

DO a RESET on the hand controller and start over again. See the manual for how to do a RESET which places the hand controller back into the factory default condition.
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