iOptron CubePro questions
Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:50 AM
Other question is double stars! I click stars then double stars. Its all numbers! How can I want to see Castor in Gemini or famous double double stars in Lyra?
I email to Support in iOptron about double stars and so far none hear from them almost a week!
Last question is if object like Saturn or M42 move little faster than my view then how I make speed to stay with the object? Use lunar tracking?
Thank you for help!
Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:20 PM
You might want to try the Ioptron Yahoo group for some additional information. The files section has several list of the objects used by the controller. They have some listed for several of the categories (Named objects, comets, asteroids, double stars, etc) Unfortunately, most of the stars are listed by a rather cryptic number. The yahoo group is here:
I have made a couple of very basic spreadsheets with some of the information I found that I would be happy to share, just let me know if you are intereted.
As far as centering the object in your scope, I assume you've changed the speed on the slew to something very slow, to make it easier to center the object. I haven't noticed a problem on my CubePro, so I guess I'm not much help on that one. I usually use the sidereal tracking rate, so I haven't tried the "User Defined" tracking rate. I'm not even sure it's enable on the CubePro. I would encourage you to check out the Ioptron group. Good luck.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:49 PM
The Double Star and Variable Star catalog is listed by SAO numbers, not by common name. You need to find the SAO number for the star you wish to observe and then enter that number in the correct menu window.
Hope that helps.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:03 AM