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#26 phil piburn

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:43 PM

Well I only live one block from the police ststion. They all
know I havr a right to carry permit













Well I only live one block from the police station. They all
know I have a right to carry and do. They will probably think old Phil is out trying to shoot the moon again. Thanks
tho, I know your intent. I will be careful.

#27 lars158

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:24 AM

I just got my SkyScout the other day and have used it every night since. Great device as it helps me learn how to navigate the sky... So far it has been spot on in locating objects and identifying targets.

The only complaint is that it takes a while for the scout to obtain the GPS fix when starting up the unit (even under clear skys), but I am now skipping this step as long as I am using it at the same location (it remembers the last location used).

Oveall I am a happy camper and feel it was a great purshase!

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#28 LLLFLY

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:49 PM

We placed a order for the new SkyScout Connect.#93980.
After that comes in we will order the SkyScout.
To make sure it (SC) has all the updates loaded in.
Nancy and I have a C6S w/go to.
We will post at 1st light to let CN know how well it worked. I will now go and get the snow off of the car. We are glad spring is here in PA. lol
L/N

#29 New Mexico Craig

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:18 PM

The only complaint is that it takes a while for the scout to obtain the GPS fix when starting up the unit (even under clear skys)



Lars - I swear this is true : my SkyScout gets a flawless GPS fix every time inside my house! Even on totally clouded days/nights. :question:

But when I try to get a fix outside, I get the 'magnetic interference' error message most of the time no matter where I stand. So when I'm using it in my or my neighbor's yard, I just turn it on inside the house first and then carry it outside.

I haven't tried it far away from the city yet. That might be interesting...

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#30 lars158

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

RE: SkyScout Connect

I am also looking to buy the SkyScout Connect when it's released (to control my new CPC-925), so I am looking forward to hear your feedback once you receive it!
Thanks, /Lars

#31 LLLFLY

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:24 PM

Craig,
It has to be those darn UFO's.lol
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#32 lars158

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:54 AM

Hi Craig, that's very interesting!

How long does it take for you to get the GPS fix? For me it typically takes 1-2 minutes (outside), however inside it does not work... The first time I tried the Scout I also had magnetic interferance, but then I changed the batteries and have not had the problem ever since (strange!).

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#33 New Mexico Craig

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

Yep, 1 to 2 minutes GPS fix for me, too.

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#34 LLLFLY

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

Do you need v.1.28 loaded into your SkyScout to work w/SkyScout connect?
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#35 New Mexico Craig

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:55 AM

I don't know anythng about the SS Connect. But the Celestron website says that 1.28 only updates some comet data and English audio.

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#36 LLLFLY

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

Thanks Craig,
We have not orded the SkyScout as yet. We have orded
the SS Connect. When We order the SS I will make sure
v.1.28 is loaded in.
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#37 LLLFLY

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:28 AM

New date for SkyScout Connect is now 5/08.
We hope so.
We orded a SkyScout today.
Still very cold here in Pa..
Clear Skies
Larry & Nancy

#38 LLLFLY

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:35 PM

We rec. our SkyScout today. Lock on to GPS 1st time out. Then took it outside till the +- went low about a hour. It took us about 10 min. to get use to it.
The SkyScout in 20 min. went to so many stars and name them. Way to go Celestron the SkyScout and a C6S
L/N
What a GREAT tool.

#39 LLLFLY

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 02:50 PM

Nancy took the SS to Cherry Springs,Pa. this weekend.
Sky loaded with Stars. This is the darkes site east of the Old Miss. For 2 days locked on to GPS dead on
the stars and the Moon. The city we live in the Moon lock on to the left of SS. Not at CS,Pa. site. This site is high in the Mt.. We are going to the big star party the last weekend in May.
Clear Skies,
Larry,Nancy & SS

#40 Moondoggy

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

Intersting !

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:14 AM

i use it as finder but... it said that andromeda galaxy is on my backyard's swiming pool! LOL!

#42 Astrophotography

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

update*
my bad... i guess the magnetic field went wrong...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

I like my SkyScout for several reasons:
1. Confirming dim stars in light polluted skies. It's been pretty accurate, within a half-degree on batteries at 75%. That's not perfect by any means, but close enough. I think of it as a complement to star charts.
2. The audio descriptions are informative and interesting. I play them for visitors to the observatory.
3. The "Identify" and "Locate" features are a great way for a person to get immediate positive results in visual astronomy. It's user-friendly enough to hand to someone and let them try it out while I keep my eye in the eyepiece!

#44 Phil Wheeler

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

i use it as finder but... it said that andromeda galaxy is on my backyard's swiming pool! LOL!


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