Quote:Well OPT called me yesterday telling me that it had finally arrived. Drove down there picked it up, and installed and tested it.Here is what i found..... it replaces the finderscope. I had the newer mount , so i did not replace the holder - it worked just fine...It connect to my GPS unit, and has a new hand controller. it is a 4 line controller when it is using the Star Sense. It automatically sensed my GPS, and seemed to start u properly... Had a bunch of clouds in the west .. so I had wait for the clouds to clear enough... It finally did, and off StarSense went....It took 3 pictures of the west sky and 4 point in the East....It seemed to align properly... I seemed becuase it found several stars after alignment just fine, but it missed Saturn... It coulds be quality of my sky.. the clouds could be thin enough to distort the imagerI then ran a calibrate, and that seems to help.If the sky clears, I will work with it more.. It seems to have a lot of potential
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Quote:...I went to a star party and realized just how easy it is to do a highly accurate three-star align with my fork mount.
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Quote:Hi Stacy,Is this in equatorial mode? I've always thought that adding additional stars to the alt-az alignment routine would increase accuracy, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that. Don
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Quote:@C8er -From Celestron: "The Calibrate function is in the hand control’s advanced menu (enabled by pressing Menu > Utilities > Menu Levels and choosing Advanced) under StarSense Camera."Jon
Scopes: Celestron 8" SCT & 90mm Mak. WO ZS66 SD/0.8 Flattener. Skywatcher 130 Truss Newt. ST80. Telrad & Lumicon finders. Orion 50mm/SSAG.
Mounts: Celestron AVX & CG-5GT & 8SE. SSA. Tabletop dob.
EPs: Stellarvue Binoviewer, Takahashi 30 LE, Kokusai-Kohki Orthos 5/9. Celestron Luminos 7/10/15/23/31, BST ED 8/5. Baader Ortho 10/Hyperion 13, Russell 18/55 Konigs. 25/32/40 plossls. GSO 15 Superview, 8-24 Zoom. Celestron 0.63 reducer.
Cams: Canon 60D, ZWO ASI120MC, Samsung SCB2000, SSAG.
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