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#1 asteroid7

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:31 PM

1. What is the purpose of Syn To Target and how do you go about it?

2. On the first page of the display the top two lines read: TRA and TDEC. What is this? Further down the display it reads RA and DEC.

Thank you

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#2 Lenardo

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:57 PM

#2 not sure

#1 you have done your alignment. do your First goto target and it's NOT quite centered, you click sync to target, use the arrow keys (reduce the mount speed to ~16X from the default 64x btw-took me 2 months to realize this)and center the target then press the center ok button. it further refines the alignment for the better.

#3 Starman1

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:02 PM

1) TRA is target RA and TDec is target declination.
2) Synch to target:
Matches the telescope's current equatorial coordinates to Target Right Ascension and Declination. You do this after you've centered the object.

If you don't have an owner's manual, download it here

#4 asteroid7

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:50 PM

Thanks, guys.


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