TCS/Tracking Issues

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:14 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

June 03: Tracking stopped working around 23:30 even though TCS reported that it was functioning.  Had to restart the TCS. 

June 04: TCS crashed again tonight with no obvious cause.  Totally unresponsive but still tracking on sky.  It seemed to have crashed during a slew.  The dome and telescope were misaligned when it failed.  Same scenario as the crash last night.  Just had to restart the TCS and reinit the guider software. 


If possible, the telescope should be positioned as close to zenith as possible as the mirror covers will close.

Shut down TCS & guider software and reboot TCS PC.  Reinitialize software as described in TCS Manual.  This is particularly important as to getting the guider properly operating.