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Software Bug Reports - You must be registered to Post! => Satellite Tracker Bug Reports => Topic started by: Matthew Nelson on December 01, 2017, 02:03:09 PM

Title: Telescope Runaways
Post by: Matthew Nelson on December 01, 2017, 02:03:09 PM
I have been using 2.6.1 extensively with a Celestron CGE-Pro mount.  On occasion when slewing
to, or tracking, a satellite near the meridian, the software will run the telescope toward the floor
in declination.  Shutting off tracking stops the telescope, which then repoints normally and usually
re-tracks the target as well.

Title: Re: Telescope Runaways
Post by: John Eccles on December 01, 2017, 09:53:22 PM
I haven't heard of such reports before. However, you might want to do a search of the old Yahoo Group archived messages to see if there were any similar reports. I would normally do that but right now I am very busy with packing and planning for my next move back to Florida. So I am really tied up. Go to the section of this forum called: "Software Repository, Archived Messages, Pictures, and Software Utilities - You must be registered to download files or view content! " and go to the subheading "Archived Messages". You can do a search using keywords like meridian, runaway, and the like.
Title: Re: Telescope Runaways
Post by: Paul Noah on July 04, 2018, 01:23:11 PM
I too see the runaway effect in both 2.5.1 and 2.6.1.  It seems to happen when I change focus on the window and sometimes just moving the mouse.  It seems to do better if nothing else is running.  I have Starry Night. PHD2, and ccdciel running simultaneously.  Satellite Tracker is the only software controlling the telescope since it does not share control like the other apps do.  I have an Advanced VX mount with the latest software updates.