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Using Autostar to observe stars

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#1 Starcrazy105


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Star maps designate some objects within a constellation by a greek letter followed by a number. (i.w. Cancer gamma, Cancer alpha or Sigma 1245)

Some stars also have a designation number (Sigma 1245 has a #083307)
Can anyone tell me how to enter these identification numbers into Autostar?

Thanks for your assistance.

#2 Bluto69


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

Why not just use the constellation tour within the Aurostar? You can step through watch star within the constellation.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

Constellation tours are great! You can walk the stars in it or view the best DSO's in it.


#4 Cliff Hipsher

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

Excerpt from http://www.meade.com.../autostars.html

"For example, to enter NGC 6960 on the Autostar display, the observer selects in sequence (and in a few seconds of keystrokes): OBJECT/DEEP SKY/NGC OBJECTS/6960. When GO TO is pressed, the telescope moves at 5° per second on both axes, simultaneously, to place NGC 6960, the Veil Nebula in the constellation Cygnus, in the telescope's field of view."

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