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#1 Ibmelrod

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Hi all,

I picked up a Celestron SS at Canadian Tire today for $139 - still a bargain - marked 'French Version' on the box, the only one left. It certainly is french and the Celestron website says language is not changeable even with updates. Does anyone have any different experience with this?

My French is not that strong but most of the data is clear enough or numerical so generally language neutral. I just had it out under totally overcast skies and it acquired GPS data quickly. I then asked it to find Jupiter and the Moon. The display zeroed down to where J & L would be so I think I will keep it if some clear sky nights confirm it's operation.

I hope to use it as a push-to system for my 120mm Alu. tubed f8 refractor. And it will certainly improve my French :lol:

Any thoughts?

Regards,

#2 Ibmelrod

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Hi all,

Dropped into another Canadian Tire Store and found an English vsn SkyScout for $100. Yay. Display model, last one in-store. Oh-oh. Took it anyway.

It displays the dread 'Magnet' symbol all the time and testing tonight under hazy skies shows it to be hopelessly inaccurate by maybe 100 degrees. It will go back.

The French Language vsn. is spot-on for finding and identifying what I could see tonight in the soupy sky. Keeper.

Bonsoir, mes amis.






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