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Telescope panic button

There is a big red button on the telescope console. Press it to stop the telescope, when the telescope is not behaving properly, or whenever there is a need for pressing it!! After pressing the panic button, the telescope cannot be moved until RESET has been pressed.

If the telescope moves by itself while in engineering mode, probably one of the console buttons is sticking. Turn the speed knobs to minimum and fiddle with the push buttons.

If the telescope moves to the wrong part of the sky while in computer mode, you might have to redo the ZEROSET.