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Nippon
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Reged: 10/22/09

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Celestron AVX question new
      #6065868 - 09/06/13 10:42 AM

I ordered a Celestron AVX mount that is supposed to be here first of the week. This is my first goto EQ mount and I was curious if it can be set up or has a mode that allows you to use it as a simple RA driven mount? I don't need goto to find the moon or Jupiter from my back yard and it would be nice for quick looks if the mount can be pointed north, turned on, pointed at a planet manually and have the mount just drive in RA.

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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: Celestron AVX question new [Re: Nippon]
      #6065894 - 09/06/13 10:51 AM

sure just start it up and do a fake alignment, or if you want to get simple do a solar system alignment (one object only)

what would work better though is if you do a good 2+4 alignment and then the next time you setup just pick last alignment, then you have an alignment model at least and can use the goto to slew to the right area and then search for the object with the HC if its not already there, manually slewing EQ mounts is kinda tricky until you get the hang of it.


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MartinTreadgold
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Reged: 04/17/13

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Re: Celestron AVX question new [Re: frito]
      #6065912 - 09/06/13 10:58 AM

You can do a solar system align. I think Celestron have the manual pdf download on their site, so you can see what menu options you have for alignment.

My advice is, if you bought the AVX, you're not gonna do it any justice by not aligning it properly.

You can do a solar system alignment, and align off Jupiter and it will follow it. But to get the maximum out of it, you will need to do a proper full alignment.

The ASPA All Star Polar Alignment is a weird and wonderful thing if you are not used it, took me a few goes to understand how it works. It's like voodoo, but it just works..

Edited by MartinTreadgold (09/06/13 10:59 AM)


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Nippon
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Re: Celestron AVX question new [Re: MartinTreadgold]
      #6065960 - 09/06/13 11:28 AM

I just downloaded the manual and it looks like "quick align" will do what I'm thinking also. I'm no stranger to EQ mounts just ones with goto. My goto experience is limited to a NexStar 8 SE. I'm looking forward to this mount. Starhoping was a lot easier 20 years ago and this will let me use my 4" refractor with goto as well as my 8" SE.And whoever said why limit the mount is probably right since I always end up trying to find some faint thing that I can't hardly even see with an 8 by 50 finder from my light polluted skies.

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cn register 5
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Re: Celestron AVX question [Re: Nippon]
      #6065967 - 09/06/13 11:31 AM

Yes, Quick Align or Solar System align is the quick way to get going.

Starhoping - I like it

Chris


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