CGE Pro Alignment question
Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:37 PM
As you know, I'm newly returned to observation with my new C14 and CGE Pro and I didn't have really use it yet to its real potential as I'm waiting spring time and warmer conditions to really explore the capacities.
But while waiting, I have a question for you. After each session, I turn off the mount aligned on north star as parking position. On the next session, I turn on the mount and the process make the mount to go to switch position prior to star tracking, local coordinates and last alignement.
If I'm on daytime and I want to find Venus or any other planet, how I can align the mount without a two or three stars alignment ??? I remarked to date everytime I use the last alignment option, the tracking is not accurate enough to find a planet on daytime and as there is nothing to do a new alignment, I can't find the planets. What's the trick ?
Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:25 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:12 PM
What's the difference between hibernate and last alignment used ???
Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:36 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:58 PM
Also, from polar home position, I did a perfect polar align with the positioning screws. Polar is perfectly centered. But if I ask the RCT to find polar, its not that accurate, the mount doesn't return to home to center polar but try to use a different position from either side of the meridian. I find this very strange. I thought it would return to home.
Another question. Using astronomy software, all stars are catalogued HIP as the RTC is SAO. How I can find a specific faint star with HIP number ? Is there a way to enter coordinates in the RTC to point a specific object or star ? I tried to find that in the manual but didn't find.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:46 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:08 PM
Yes I know, but how to find a star if all the software give HIP number ???
I'm just back from my dome, I did a 4 stars align and put it on hibernate. Tomorrow I'll see if I can find venus during daytime.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:56 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:14 AM
I tried the hibernate and works fine. I use this feature in the future.
I also find how to enter coordinates to find faint objects as I can get the SAO number. But what its strange, using Stellarium coordinates doesn't correspond to the real ones once I'm centered on Venus or sun. I have to experiment this after a 2 to 4 stars align and see if it works.