Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
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Quote:Very interested in this technology...will make setup much quicker...no more 2 +4 star alignments.Wonder what the procedure will be after letting this thing do its thing and then doing a ASPA and manually adjusting the mount....guess just let it align itself again to take into account the mount being moved in alt/az...?
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Quote:anyone and i mean anyone even first timers can buya very large mount like Cge pro and C-11 Edge HDand start no problems first time.
Quote:From what I've seen looking at a SkyProdigy HC the display is different, it seems to have a four line display, the lowest line has help information.There's a SP manual on the Celestron site, I doubt the StarSense manual will be put there until after it's released.We can only speculate about what the SS will do, especially with an equatorial mount, because so far the SP has been alt az only. There's all sorts of possibilities - polar align helper where the scope tells you how far to move each axis - multiple align stars - auto precise goto where the scope moves, has a look to see how it's doing and then does a final update. Possibly guiding although that may be more challenging.I guess that the first version will not have everything but that additional features will be added later.Chris
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Quote:Chris, and JRCrilly - I don't quite get it. I can see how Starsense will help out for an AltAz'muth mount - but for a GEM? Are we assuming you don't bother with an initial polar alignment, and just let Starsense do its thing first (with poor polar alignment) - and then how does the mount maintain tracking thereafter? Without reasonable polar alignment, both the RA and Dec need constant driving to maintain tracking...? Or maybe as other said above, ASPA is still required thereafter...? Fox
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Quote:Accuracy is the break or make. I can't see a 20mm f2 with that camera being as accurate as using my mallincam through my C11 at f10. I hope I am wrong
Quote:I don't want to hijack this thread but my frustration was that I set up my scope in the dark and I didn't get the Telrad's dovetails inserted into the holder correctly. To answer my own question, I just read the March Sky and Telesope. There is a Celestron scope review in which the author says Starsense is good enough to get an object in the eyepiece, but not centered. You then go to a calibration page in the menu to get things centered up.
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