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NYX-101 Star Alignment with SkySafari?

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#1 itstom111

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 09:54 AM

Hi,
Pegasus Astro is still working out the bugs in their star alignment routine for the NYX-101. (At least I hope they're still working on it.)

 

I'm wondering if I can use SkySafari  7Pro for alignment. Looking at the manual, it doesn't appear that there is a standard alignment procedure to follow (1, 3, 5 star etc.). Rather, point the scope at an object and sync it.
Will the app build on all of the alignments to get better as the night goes on, or does each alignment stand on its own, to be forgotten by the software when you go to the next object?

 

There's a lot to like about this mount, but the software isn't on that list. I'm using the NYX-101 for visual only in alt-az mode, so I don't think any type of polar alignment scope would help me? Right?

 

 

Thanks,
Tom


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 01:46 AM

Hi,
Pegasus Astro is still working out the bugs in their star alignment routine for the NYX-101. (At least I hope they're still working on it.)

 

I'm wondering if I can use SkySafari  7Pro for alignment. Looking at the manual, it doesn't appear that there is a standard alignment procedure to follow (1, 3, 5 star etc.). Rather, point the scope at an object and sync it.
Will the app build on all of the alignments to get better as the night goes on, or does each alignment stand on its own, to be forgotten by the software when you go to the next object?

 

There's a lot to like about this mount, but the software isn't on that list. I'm using the NYX-101 for visual only in alt-az mode, so I don't think any type of polar alignment scope would help me? Right?

 

 

Thanks,
Tom

If you are using it for visual only and ALT-AZ mode, there is no polar alignment possible or even needed.

I do not use sky safari so cannot help you much there. But if there is a sync function, it should work.

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Posted 27 May 2023 - 02:18 AM

I'd also like to know a lot more about this exact thing. I'm also alt-az visual, and would rather just use Sky Safari and no other app (even NYX's app if possible), like i currently do with my DM6.

 

Specifically, can i just turn the mount on, connect SS to the mount in, say, LX200-mode, and then do a 3-star alignment in SS, then get on with my observing session in SS-only. Perhaps Evan from Pegasus can pipe in here for the visual observers?

 

Really want to buy this mount - after it has matured a bit.

 

Cheers

John



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Posted 27 May 2023 - 11:37 AM

I'd also like to know a lot more about this exact thing. I'm also alt-az visual, and would rather just use Sky Safari and no other app (even NYX's app if possible), like i currently do with my DM6.

 

Specifically, can i just turn the mount on, connect SS to the mount in, say, LX200-mode, and then do a 3-star alignment in SS, then get on with my observing session in SS-only. Perhaps Evan from Pegasus can pipe in here for the visual observers?

 

Really want to buy this mount - after it has matured a bit.

 

Cheers

John

So I don't see anything in SS Pro7 that states "3 star alignment". If I center and sync on three objects, is that the same thing?

 

The mount is sooo close to being great, if only the software bugs would get worked out (and the hand controller released).

 

Tom



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Posted 27 May 2023 - 05:09 PM

What i meant by a 3-star align in SS was: centre an object manually and then hit “Align”, then sweep around to somewhere else in the sky, centre another object and hit “Align” again. Do this three times in total. That usually keeps me happy all night.

Of course maybe i’m misunderstanding how the NYX communicates position with SS…

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Posted 27 May 2023 - 05:44 PM

What i meant by a 3-star align in SS was: centre an object manually and then hit “Align”, then sweep around to somewhere else in the sky, centre another object and hit “Align” again. Do this three times in total. That usually keeps me happy all night.

Of course maybe i’m misunderstanding how the NYX communicates position with SS…

Thanks for this, If it works as you've described I'll be happy too. I played around with SS and the mount a little and it doesn't seem anymore cumbersome than the Pegasus app. If the alignment works I'll be way ahead. I'll try it the next time out.


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 10:02 PM

Please do, and let us know how it works out. It may be that you need the pegasus app as an intermediary. But it would be even better if we could just do it all with SS…
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Posted 15 June 2023 - 04:49 AM

Well, I never did get the opportunity to try out the SkySafari alignment idea. But I received an email from PegasusAstro that firmware 1.21 has been released. Improved star alignment is mentioned.

 

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