Dome Home Error

Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:14 AM

Problem(s) Encountered:

When closing down due to high humidity auto dome sent the dome to 020.

Turned off Auto Dome and manually moved dome to home position to close.

Could have continued by manually moving dome however stayed closed

due to humidity for rest of night.


Upon arrival on Friday, the dome AZ readout was incorrect.  After a reset to 320 (home), the telescope and dome were moved around without issue.  I suspect this was simply a case of the dome getting lost upon homing.  Likely, any subsequent attempts to automate dome control during the night would have been successful.

For good measure, connection to the dome control interface box was cycled as well.