Aligning my CGE
Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:07 PM
Just how far off should my first alignment star be? I believe the scope to be pretty close to polar alignment. Using a star atlas I have offset my finder scope cross hairs the correct amount from Polaris. When the scope slews to where it thinks Sirius should be (first alignment star, it is in fact pointing at Saiph in Orion?
WTH? I know it may be a little off but 15 moon diameters? I've double checked all my settings 20 times?
Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:05 PM
Anyone know how to restore to factory defaults on the CGE classic?
Don't know what else to try at this point.
Time is right
Date is right.
Even manually enter the correct Long/ Lat instead of the city list!
Daylight savings time
Time zone is correct
Polaris appears offset correctly
Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:20 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:25 PM
Let this be a lesson to others that get a bad 1st alignment star. There are settings in the scope other than the usual Start up setting that can wack your alignment.
OK, that only put me 3 hours behind so far tonight. Gotta love modern amateur astronomy!
Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:05 AM