Nope, because we can only tell the telescope where to go. We can’t force it to do so. We told it where to go and for some reason it decided to go somewhere else. You can see this in your logs:
6/7/2016 11:48:22 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to J2000 RA: 18.2998341603286 Dec: -24.3340194702346
[6/7/2016 11:48:22 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope Sync: Passed in J2000 but mount requires JNOW, converting...
[6/7/2016 11:48:22 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to JNOW RA: 18.3169215515441 Dec: -24.3238114497764
[6/7/2016 11:48:23 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA: 18.0627777777778 (18:03:46) Dec: -24.2469444444444 (-24° 14' 49")
[6/7/2016 11:48:23 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slew received J2000 coordinates, mount requires JNOW, converting...
[6/7/2016 11:48:23 PM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to JNOW RA: 18.0798739876933 Dec: -24.24250922273
(I’m not sure why it decided to make those lines red…disregard the coloring)
So as you can see we synced the mount and then told it to move just a few arcminutes from where it was synced. For whatever reason the mount decided to go someplace completely different. I can’t tell you why. But things I would check in the actual mount settings would be:
- Bad pointing
- Bad date/time
- Bad Lat/Long
- Incorrect sidereal time
- Incorrect hemisphere
If you lost power or the little coin cell in your hand controller died it could have reset some things.
Yes, or just do a single star sync. But don’t go through and create a 4 star model or anything like that.
That’s about all you should need to do. It sounds like something has changed with some part of your setup though. And most likely in the actual hardware settings on the mount. That would be my first place to look at least. My G11 w/Gemini behaves in a similar manner and usually I find that the Lat/Long has changed for some reason (generally due to a power outage)