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Re: StarSense Accessory new [Re: JonNPR]
      #6065326 - 09/05/13 10:29 PM

Hi Jon,

Yes, There are at least two types of calibrations in the new unit. You can add extra calibration areas of sky and you can also calibrate the camera to the OTA, but what the other person was asking about was the function in the old HCs I think under the utility men called "Calibrate GOTO", quite a different thing. That is nowhere to be seen in the new HCs. The associated function "Calibrate RA" has also disappeared in the starsense HCs.

Chris M


@C8er -From Celestron: "The Calibrate†function is†in the hand controlís advanced menu (enabled by pressing Menu > Utilities > Menu Levels and choosing Advanced) under StarSense Camera."


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Re: StarSense Accessory new [Re: C8er]
      #6065564 - 09/06/13 03:56 AM

Oops! sorry, I thought you were just looking for "calibrate", period; didn't realize you were looking for the old HC's specifics, but on the new HC.


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Re: StarSense Accessory new [Re: JonNPR]
      #6065573 - 09/06/13 04:27 AM

Its a new HC, with new mount modelling software, maybe it doesn't need the Calibrate Ra and Calibrate Goto functions.


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Re: StarSense Accessory new [Re: JonNPR]
      #6065790 - 09/06/13 09:46 AM

Finally got to try the new StarSense and it seems to work as advertised. I was trying to enter an IC number then a Caldwell number but I could not find where to enter them on the hand control. Does anyone know where they are located?

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Re: StarSense Accessory [Re: dragon86]
      #6080901 - 09/14/13 06:47 PM

I got a chance to try my StarSense last night, in my fairly restricted-view front yard, on my CGEM 925 Edge. It found four calibration stars OK, and put any star or DSO I called up within a 24mm EP FOV, although about 50% off center on average.

I'm not sure I have it properly connected, because using my Celestron GPS unit with it is not covered in the manual. Since both use the Aux connector, I tried using a splitter. This is mentioned in the manual, but in a different context.

I don't think the SS picked up the date correctly, because the planet positions were about 15-20 degrees off.

Has anyone had success using the two together fully automatic, and what hookup/procedure did you use?


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