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09/08/08
Persistent Problem
Filed under: Astronomy
Posted by: Lloyd @ 11:56 am

On my last outing I parked my scope using the Autostar Hand Controller panel. It appeared to work but when I powered up the scope last night and slewed to Vega the scope headed a spot in the west and below the horizon.  I’m going to have to go to some of the Yahoo groups and see if others have had this problem.  After attempting a simple two star alignment on Altair and Deneb I received an alignment failure message.  I redid the procedure and received a 59′v and 8′> success.  I’m going to check my polar alignment using WCS on my next venture out.  I’ve just downloaded the DSI version of the program.

After that frustration all I did was to stay within Lyra and checked out Epsilon Lyra and M57. This time I parked the scope using 497 hand controller.

 

One Response to “Persistent Problem”

  1. Jim Says:
    Lyra is a fun constellation. I enjoy star sweeping through its rich field of bright and dim stars. I looked at Lyra for a bit last night at the observatory after viewing the Moon. It is neat in the Pronto because I can get one entire short side of the parallelogram in one field of view with the Pronto/Ethos combination, and can also look at Vega and epsilon at the same time.

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