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rmollise
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Re: Switching between Nexremote and Hand control new [Re: mrlovt]
      #5534975 - 11/23/12 08:02 AM

There is no way around that muchacho. Because NexRemote isn't just some program, it IS the hand controller, just executing on a PC. It is exactly the same as switching between two HCs, two hardware HCs. There is not nor will there be any way around doing another alignment. BUT...how hard is doing a fracking two-star alignment?

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Re: Switching between Nexremote and Hand control new [Re: rmollise]
      #5536149 - 11/23/12 07:43 PM

Quote:

BUT...how hard is doing a fracking two-star alignment?




Weeeell... not too hard at all, even with adding four calibration stars just for good measure. I just wanted to make sure I understood the situation correctly. I may still wind up leaving a computer out in the "telescope house" just to keep things simple. Thanks for clarifying (and for all your participation on the forums)!


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Re: Switching between Nexremote and Hand control new [Re: mrlovt]
      #5536256 - 11/23/12 08:59 PM

Four calibration stars? I thought the polar align procedure only uses two?

Kevin


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Re: Switching between Nexremote and Hand control new [Re: astrovienna]
      #5536291 - 11/23/12 09:26 PM

That's because CPC's have fork mounts and do not require or have calibration stars. OTA's in fork mounted CPC's are orthogonal with the forks, therefore no calibration stars are required, OTA's mounted on Celestron's GEM's are naturally not orthogonal and calibration stars are there to correct any cone errors when pointing to other side of the Meridian.

Peter


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Re: Switching between Nexremote and Hand control new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #5536429 - 11/23/12 11:09 PM

Thanks Peter. I was hoping that, even after all these years, I had completely overlooked some advanced precision pointing technique.

Kevin


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