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SkySafari 6 Star/planet alignment


I am using a SkyWatcher 150PL with EQ5 mount and SynScan controller with SkySafari 6 Plus & SkyFi III.

After carrying out the two star alignment, pointing the scope at a star then using the synscan handset to centering it in the eyepiece,

I then selected the star or planet in Skysafari and selected align, but found this only worked once with the moon. Since then on other

nights following the same procedure, this message pops up "Your alignment target is too far from the telescope‘s actual position.

Please make sure you selected the right alignment target." I have polar aligned first, but after finishing two star alignment, when slewing

to a star or planet, it always need adjusting to center it in the eyepiece which results in the bullseye moving off the target.

Is there a way to fix this please in SkySafari ?

I carried out a simulation in the daytime and screenshot the two pics below to show the problem with the bullseye off target

Thanks in advance


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    Bill Tschumy

    I realize this is a very old post.  However, I suspect that you forgot to select the object in SkySafari that you are aligning on.  That is the most common reason for that error message.  The align confirmation message will state what object it is trying to align on.  If it is not what you have centered in your scope, then you have forgotten to select it.


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