Motions Failure at large HA

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:39 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

The telescope got stuck at 3h W and +6 deg.  When attempting to slew back to the zenith the telescope moved several degrees in both axes. Then stopped with the error: ''ERROR where m_ha not homed .  I could re-execute the point command and the telescope would move a few more degrees before hard stopping.  The coordinates in the display were not updating during these moves.  I used the paddle command that Eric used yesterday afternoon to move the telescope back to zenith.  Interestingly, the home DEC command worked although the coordinates are wrong on the display.  The interlock is currently engaged.


This is potentially a bug in the code that was recently discovered (2014).  By moving the telescope back to zenith with the hard hand paddle, then homing all axes, functionality should be restored.