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Celestron 8SE Alignment Question

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#1 EdDixon

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:05 AM

I have a 8SE and am just learning all the ins and outs of this scope.  To do alignment I can:

 

    A. Use the CPWI laptop software and align using different options

 

    B. Use the hand controller and align from there

 

Is the resulting alignment stored in the scope (hand controller)? 

 

For example, If I align using HC and then use the CPWI software to GOTO a specific object...will the alignment from the HC be used and the scope slew to the selected object from CPWI?

 

Or the reverse. align with CPWI and use GOTO on HC to an object...


Edited by EdDixon, 18 September 2019 - 06:06 AM.


#2 Michael_Swanson

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:28 AM

Hi Ed,

Sorry won't work that way. When you align with the HC there is no way to use CPWI.

And when you align with CPWI, the only thing you can do with the HC is manually slew with the arrow buttons.

In other words, the alignment model is stored in the device where you perform the alignment and there is no way to transfer it.

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#3 EdDixon

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:20 AM

Appreciate the info...that's what I thought might be happening.




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