What is cordwrap and how does it work for my SLT?

Cordwrap safeguards against the telescope slewing more than 360° in azimuth and wrapping the power cord or accessory cables around the base of the telescope. This is useful when powering the telescope with an optional AC adapter or any time that cables are plugged into the base of the telescope.

When
you select Cordwrap from the Scope Setup menu, you will be asked to move your telescope opposite to the no-cross line (NCL). This is a user-definable line that the SLT will not pass in order to slew to an object; rather it will slew the long way around in order to get to the object. For example, if you want the NCL to be towards due north, then you would need to slew the telescope in azimuth until the front of the tube is pointing towards due south. Once in position, press Enter to set the NCL.

By default, the cordwrap
feature is turned on once the telescope is aligned.
 
Updated 12/27/13