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GageCook
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Reged: 08/21/13

Loc: Gallatin, TN
CGEM DX help
      #6063610 - 09/05/13 12:05 AM

I'm new to GoTo mounts. I have been trying to enter my latt and longitude with little luck. I have an app that tells me my exact lat and longitude.
Example:
Lat:36.334505 Long: -86.5427592

However, I cannot enter a negative into the hand controller for the longitude. What am I supposed to do to fix this?


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Stargazer78
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Reged: 03/05/13

Loc: Susanville California
Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: GageCook]
      #6063613 - 09/05/13 12:07 AM

When I started mine up I just went to the city data base and it did it for me. Have you done this?

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WarmWeatherGuy
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Reged: 08/27/11

Loc: Orlando, FL 28° N, 81° W
Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: GageCook]
      #6063649 - 09/05/13 12:39 AM

Quote:

I'm new to GoTo mounts. I have been trying to enter my latt and longitude with little luck. I have an app that tells me my exact lat and longitude.
Example:
Lat:36.334505 Long: -86.5427592

However, I cannot enter a negative into the hand controller for the longitude. What am I supposed to do to fix this?




I think you enter a positive number and then it asks if you are East or West.

I also think it will want degrees, minutes, and seconds.

36.3345050° = 36° 20' 04"
86.5427592° = 86° 32' 34"


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GageCook
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Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #6064151 - 09/05/13 10:50 AM

I did try this but the nearest city is probably 50 miles away.

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GageCook
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Loc: Gallatin, TN
Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: GageCook]
      #6064157 - 09/05/13 10:51 AM

Stupid question, but how do I know if I'm east or west?

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WarmWeatherGuy
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Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: GageCook]
      #6064167 - 09/05/13 10:53 AM

Negative numbers are West. Tennessee is West.

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rmollise
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Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: GageCook]
      #6064182 - 09/05/13 10:57 AM

Quote:

I did try this but the nearest city is probably 50 miles away.




That really is good enough.


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Stargazer78
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Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: rmollise]
      #6064441 - 09/05/13 01:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I did try this but the nearest city is probably 50 miles away.




That really is good enough.





Yep


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GageCook
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Reged: 08/21/13

Loc: Gallatin, TN
Re: CGEM DX help new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6064633 - 09/05/13 03:10 PM

Ok. I'll try it again tonight! It's been 9's and 10's here every night this week! (Android accuweather astronomy app)

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