First I think the products great. Hopefully someone may be able to help me. I have a new Celestron 5SE. My laptop has version 11.2 connected via plugin. My wifes laptop has 15.1 via Stellarium Scope. My telescope is new XMAS so I,ve only had a few tries but last night I checked both versions and they were doing the same thing.
I first aligned mount and then connected to stellarium. Chose and slew to target. Scope did not quite reach target on all occasions seemed to be out by same amount on all selected. I then selected the same objects using the handset object list. Scope centered each time back forth ie Sirius to procyn to rigel back for no problem with mount. Stellarium did track movement but not quite centered on screen cross hairs.
I then centered same stairs with stellarium again they slew to objects but not centred(not centred means not in eyepiece but very near). I found that if I pick an object and slew to it in both versions of Stellarium I,m not centred or can just see object in eyepiece. If I the go to handset and pick the same object in handset this will then centre object showing the movement on screen crosshairs are out but object is now centered in eyepiece. So at the moment I can slew nearly to objects with stellarium but have to complete alighnment using handset object list to get object in eyepiece. Note: Final movement shown on screen crosshairs now not shown centered on target even though it is.
It seems that mount is accurate in alighnment both stand alone and connected to both versions of stellarium. Stellarium is accurate too, it is out by same amount all the time so mismatch between systems is constant not random, for some reason is not quite matching up with co ordinates of handset. Slightly out. It seems that handset knows were it is and where to goto and is accurate. Stellarium shows where the scope is and indicates position on screen as being slightly out. This tells me that information sent from handset is wrong or being slightly missinterpretated by stellarium. Stellarium is functioning correctly with information being given ie it thinks its in the right place.
Can anybody help me sync both handset and stellarium? I must be doing something wrong. Does date and time and location co-ordintes have to be exactly the same in both handset and stellarium to be accurate?
hopefully I will go out and try again tonight. Try changing J2000 settings, time location. Try cheating the system by moving lat/lon settings etc