Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:How is it a precision planet finder? Is each edition only good for a certain number of years, or what?
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Quote: Quote:How is it a precision planet finder? Is each edition only good for a certain number of years, or what? As Glen detailed above, you can dial in the co-ordinates of any object to arrive at an approximate location. It is actually quite unique and I am sorry that mine got worn out and discarded a few years ago. Eric
Quote:Well, sure; but, if you have coordinates to dial in, then you already have a location. But, how does that work for planets, whose positions (and coordinates) change drastically from month to month and year to year?