Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Quote:Once the scope is polar aligned, all you have to do is sync the scope on one known star (e.g. Arcturus) and it will know exactly where it is. You are all set to go!Otherwise, the Classic scope's handbox does not have any internal "Parking" program like later model scopes do. However, its default parking position is predictable. When you boot up the scope each time, it thinks it is pointing at:1. RA: intersection of the Celestial Equator and the Meridian 2. DEC: upon bootup, it thinks it is pointing at "0" (zero) DEC.So you could park it precisely at those RA/DEC locations and the next time you cold boot the scope it will already be pointing at the default location and your scope will be aligned and ready to go.
Quote:So you say, that the scope would need to be mounted on a wedge in order to accomplish this? Since you stated once polar aligned? Or can they same be done,Synced, while being alt/az mounted? It is not a headache to realign every time yet it would be nice to save a little time.
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