Quote: It doesn't even do polar alignment for that price.
Quote:I had been reading it was march 2013, but now I looked on the Celestron site and it says preorders shipping June 2013. Which is correct.
Quote:It takes just about an hour for me to setup the telescope, anything that shortens that time is a miracle.
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Quote:Hi Will1384,Some info to share since i am in a similar situation... I contacted Celestron about Starsense because my observing spot in the yard is also obstructed by trees. The spot I use is great, but somewhat limited on getting alignment stars. I was asking them if I am able to select which stars Starsense will use to do its magic and the response was no. The device selects the stars on its own and the user is not able to input any specific stars to use.So I ended up canceling my preorder, but still am interested in it, so once they are out there being used and reported on, I may pull the trigger.Andrew
Quote:Why the long wait? it seems multiple stores will sell it, they seem to have "tested" it for quite some time with a maturer astronomers. so im not sure whats keeping the mass production from happening already.. and that price is still ALOT of money...i hope they rethink that sooner or later.
Quote:Another advantage is the possibility to extremely increase the positioning accuracy by a „T-Point“ like mapping function. You can „map“ as many stars as you want - means, you point the telescope to a star, center it exactly and save the position with pressing ENTER. That's it – and after mapping 10 stars this way, the pointing accuracy is equal to that of a highly professional mount!Wow the Celestron StarSense is sounding even more interesting.
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Quote:Has anyone received the Star Sense unit yet ?
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