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Scott Rose
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Pointing model
      #3561632 - 01/14/10 11:47 PM

What mounts have a pointing model in the software that helps with goto , when you cannot use the north star or polar scope.

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Re: Pointing model new [Re: Scott Rose]
      #3561681 - 01/15/10 12:28 AM

Celestron has the 'all-star' which doesn't require polar align. It's somewhat backwards compatable dpending on on your HC and MC board firmware rev.

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Re: Pointing model new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #3562105 - 01/15/10 09:28 AM

We're going to assume that you mean polar alignment. Any mount equipped with the latest Gemini Goto system has a PA routine that uses a star close to the meridian and celestial equator.

David


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