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WendellBrown
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Reged: 07/08/13

CGEM: Eastern stars missing in 2-star alignment
      #6031782 - 08/17/13 09:17 PM

My GGEM mount is installed on a pier in my back yard, where most of the western sky is blocked by tall trees. When I attempt to do a 2-star alignment on an August evening, most of the stars that appear on the list are west of the meridian. There is a letter "W" on the right side of the LCD display, which I'm guessing means "West"? I have great views of stars to the east and south (Altair, Deneb, Alpharatz, etc.) -- but these stars do not show in the list, which often makes it impossible to do an alignment! How do I see the full list of alignment stars?

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mclewis1
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Reged: 02/25/06

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Re: CGEM: Eastern stars missing in 2-star alignment new [Re: WendellBrown]
      #6031794 - 08/17/13 09:23 PM

Press menu, it will toggle the selection of the alignment stars from W to E and back again.

Page 19 in the manual for more info.


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WendellBrown
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Reged: 07/08/13

Re: CGEM: Eastern stars missing in 2-star alignment new [Re: mclewis1]
      #6031809 - 08/17/13 09:39 PM

Thanks, Mark!! Moments ago I spotted that in the manual. Duh, I was reading the main body of text over and over again, while ignoring the separate text box titled "East/West Filtering". Wasted our only clear Seattle night this month because I failed to read the manual properly. No worries, we'll get another clear night within a year.

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