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Texas
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: KBP]
      #2260183 - 03/15/08 10:05 PM

Mine arrived two days ago and it's some of the best money I've spent on this hobby. Works like a champ, and serves to confirm my suspicions of where I am and what I'm looking at. I know the purists probably don't like this device, but everyone else who tries it will probably fall in love with it. If it were possible to integrate this as the finder for a scope, that would be icing on the cake.

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kiwisailor
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: Texas]
      #2260247 - 03/15/08 10:35 PM

Hey Texas

Welcome to Cloudy Nights.
Quote:

If it were possible to integrate this as the finder for a scope, that would be icing on the cake.


can do, take a look here SkyScout Scope Bracket The magnetic disrupter shield might be worth looking at too.

Steve

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New Mexico Craig
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: Texas]
      #2260623 - 03/16/08 04:09 AM

I agree, Texas. The SkyScout is amazing and just plain fun, too.

But the "purists" are right about The Big Picture : it's important to be able to look up at the night sky and identify stars, constellations, etc with one's own eyes. And that's what makes the SkyScout so great - it literally teaches a person about how to do that.

I wish there was some way to get this thing into every high school science class. It's educational value is huge!

craig

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Celestron CPC 1100 (aka "the groove tube")



The Motto of the Solar System :"Id quot circumiret, circumveniat."


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phil piburn
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #2261550 - 03/16/08 04:04 PM

Well I did it. Sold the Skyscout about a hour ago. Going to
order a Mysky tommorrow morning. I just like the looks of it.Hope this is a smart move for me. Probably not. Hope I
get a good one. Will let you all know how it works. The
Skyscout worked OK. No complants.


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KBP
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: phil piburn]
      #2261801 - 03/16/08 06:29 PM

Hi Phil! Just be careful that everyone in your vicinity knows what you have in the dark is not a gun!

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phil piburn
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: KBP]
      #2261936 - 03/16/08 07:43 PM

Well I only live one block from the police ststion. They all
know I havr a right to carry permit













Well I only live one block from the police station. They all
know I have a right to carry and do. They will probably think old Phil is out trying to shoot the moon again. Thanks
tho, I know your intent. I will be careful.


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lars158
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: phil piburn]
      #2274324 - 03/22/08 11:24 AM

I just got my SkyScout the other day and have used it every night since. Great device as it helps me learn how to navigate the sky... So far it has been spot on in locating objects and identifying targets.

The only complaint is that it takes a while for the scout to obtain the GPS fix when starting up the unit (even under clear skys), but I am now skipping this step as long as I am using it at the same location (it remembers the last location used).

Oveall I am a happy camper and feel it was a great purshase!

/Lars


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LLLFLY
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: lars158]
      #2274620 - 03/22/08 01:49 PM

We placed a order for the new SkyScout Connect.#93980.
After that comes in we will order the SkyScout.
To make sure it (SC) has all the updates loaded in.
Nancy and I have a C6S w/go to.
We will post at 1st light to let CN know how well it worked. I will now go and get the snow off of the car. We are glad spring is here in PA. lol
L/N


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New Mexico Craig
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: lars158]
      #2274673 - 03/22/08 02:18 PM

Quote:

The only complaint is that it takes a while for the scout to obtain the GPS fix when starting up the unit (even under clear skys)




Lars - I swear this is true : my SkyScout gets a flawless GPS fix every time inside my house! Even on totally clouded days/nights.

But when I try to get a fix outside, I get the 'magnetic interference' error message most of the time no matter where I stand. So when I'm using it in my or my neighbor's yard, I just turn it on inside the house first and then carry it outside.

I haven't tried it far away from the city yet. That might be interesting...

craig

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Celestron CPC 1100 (aka "the groove tube")



The Motto of the Solar System :"Id quot circumiret, circumveniat."


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lars158
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #2274704 - 03/22/08 02:37 PM

RE: SkyScout Connect

I am also looking to buy the SkyScout Connect when it's released (to control my new CPC-925), so I am looking forward to hear your feedback once you receive it!
Thanks, /Lars


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LLLFLY
journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: lars158]
      #2274792 - 03/22/08 03:24 PM

Craig,
It has to be those darn UFO's.lol
LLFLY


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lars158
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: New Mexico Craig]
      #2276379 - 03/23/08 10:54 AM

Hi Craig, that's very interesting!

How long does it take for you to get the GPS fix? For me it typically takes 1-2 minutes (outside), however inside it does not work... The first time I tried the Scout I also had magnetic interferance, but then I changed the batteries and have not had the problem ever since (strange!).

/Lars


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New Mexico Craig
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: lars158]
      #2276683 - 03/23/08 01:28 PM

Yep, 1 to 2 minutes GPS fix for me, too.

craig

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Celestron CPC 1100 (aka "the groove tube")



The Motto of the Solar System :"Id quot circumiret, circumveniat."


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LLLFLY
journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: New Mexico Craig]
      #2280952 - 03/25/08 11:10 AM

Do you need v.1.28 loaded into your SkyScout to work w/SkyScout connect?
L/N


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New Mexico Craig
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #2281038 - 03/25/08 11:55 AM

I don't know anythng about the SS Connect. But the Celestron website says that 1.28 only updates some comet data and English audio.

craig

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The Motto of the Solar System :"Id quot circumiret, circumveniat."


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journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: New Mexico Craig]
      #2281090 - 03/25/08 12:25 PM

Thanks Craig,
We have not orded the SkyScout as yet. We have orded
the SS Connect. When We order the SS I will make sure
v.1.28 is loaded in.
L/N


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journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #2302271 - 04/03/08 11:28 AM

New date for SkyScout Connect is now 5/08.
We hope so.
We orded a SkyScout today.
Still very cold here in Pa..
Clear Skies
Larry & Nancy


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journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #2327557 - 04/14/08 09:35 PM

We rec. our SkyScout today. Lock on to GPS 1st time out. Then took it outside till the +- went low about a hour. It took us about 10 min. to get use to it.
The SkyScout in 20 min. went to so many stars and name them. Way to go Celestron the SkyScout and a C6S
L/N
What a GREAT tool.


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LLLFLY
journeyman


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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #2340606 - 04/20/08 03:50 PM

Nancy took the SS to Cherry Springs,Pa. this weekend.
Sky loaded with Stars. This is the darkes site east of the Old Miss. For 2 days locked on to GPS dead on
the stars and the Moon. The city we live in the Moon lock on to the left of SS. Not at CS,Pa. site. This site is high in the Mt.. We are going to the big star party the last weekend in May.
Clear Skies,
Larry,Nancy & SS


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Moondoggy
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Re: SkyScout new [Re: LLLFLY]
      #5327750 - 07/21/12 01:36 AM

Intersting !

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