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Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Alignment Failed Error (Solution: Change From Align Using "Sky Align" to Align Using "Manual Align")

I have been getting the error code <2131166238None> when trying to align 3 stars. I will align the telescope on three stars and when it tries to finish the alignment process, I get the above error code.  It has worked previously before with minor glitches, but now it just won't align. I am pretty new to this, so I assume it has to be something that I am doing wrong.

I am using the Samsung S6 with version 7.0 and I have the most current update of Sky Safari 5 Pro for Android. 

I have a Celestron Nexstar 8 and am using the Celestron WIFI connection.

 

Steps that I follow to align:

1. Pick Star 1, and use controls to align the star in the center of the telescope

2. Pick Star 2, and use controls to align the star in the center of the telescope (I usually pick a star that is on the other side of the sky)

3. Pick Star 3, and use controls to align the star in the center of the telescope

4. As soon as I press align on the 3rd star, it says <aligning...> and then it will immediately give me the error code.

I have looked online and have tried ways on fixing it (turning everything off and restarting, re downloading the app, making sure time and location were correct).

Here is the Error:

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    Bill Tschumy

    I have never seen that error code.  I will ask Celestron if they know what it might mean.

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    Justin Gaetz

    Thanks Bill, I appreciate the help!

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    Bill Tschumy

    Talked to the Celestron engineer.  That error code is bogus and there should be some text there.  He will get that fixed for us.

    He said the alignment did fail however.  He suspects you may not have had the stars properly centered in the scope as you did the alignment.

    I don't really use Celestron Wi-Fi much myself but maybe other users can chime in with what might be happening.

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    Justin Gaetz

    Awesome! Thanks for checking.

    It is unlikely that the stars were not properly centered because I tried multiple times and got the same result. There is a small chance that It was not the correct star, but I made sure to pick the brightest stars so it was easier to line up with the telescope. Previously, I have successfully aligned the telescope correctly at different locations,  and I didn't change anything up from before.

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    Bill Tschumy

    You could try asking Celestron support about it.  Celestron wrote most of the Celestron Wi-Fi code for us.  They know a lot more about what might be going wrong than we do.

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    Justin Gaetz

    I have contacted Celestron Support and I am awaiting their reply.

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    Keiron Smith

    Solution: Change From Align Using "Sky Align" to Align Using "Manual Align"

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