Why is my NexStar GPS telescope taking so long for the GPS to link?
October 15, 2008
Once it links, all subsequent links should take place within a few minutes–about 30 seconds in most cases. To help the scope, you should set it up where it has an unblocked view of the sky. If you set up too close to a building, mountain or trees that block your scope's view of the sky, the harder it will be for it to lock onto three satellites. GPS is a line-of-sight signal, so blocking the signal can cause you to have longer delays.