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cn register 5
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Reged: 12/26/12

Re: Nextar 8, lat / long question, auto align question new [Re: thyslip]
      #5605265 - 01/04/13 05:37 PM

Yes, the Version 4 HC is compatible with the 8i and GPC scopes, so is the Nexstar+ HC. You may need to update the motor controller firmware.

Chris


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Tel
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Reged: 03/31/06

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Re: Nextar 8, lat / long question, auto align question new [Re: cn register 5]
      #5605296 - 01/04/13 05:57 PM

Hi Chris,

This is indeed true but to my knowledge these versions are incompatible with the Nexstar 8. In similar vein, the Nexstar 8i's HC is also incompatible with this earliest of models. The Nexstar 8's HC is not upgradeable or replaceable with any later version.

Best regards,
Tel


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thyslip
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Reged: 12/28/12

Re: Nextar 8, lat / long question, auto align question new [Re: Tel]
      #5605323 - 01/04/13 06:12 PM

unfortunately, that is what I thought. Oh well, I will use this and make the best of it. Then maybe down the road, get a new mount/tripod and keep the scope.

Clouds moved in right at dusk tonight, darn it!


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Reged: 02/03/11

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Re: Nextar 8, lat / long question, auto align question new [Re: thyslip]
      #5610817 - 01/07/13 07:56 PM

Just to go back to the original post, I don't think your questions were answered as clearly as they might (but maybe I missed an obvious answer reading all the posts quickly).

If it wants you to enter E or W in addition to the numeric longitude, then don't use - (minus) for west longitudes (if it's even allowed). 'W' and minus are just two ways to indicate the same thing. Similarly for N and S.


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