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Skywatcher Discovery 150 aligment HELP

 
zeussbdc
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Nov 17, 2017 03:08 |  #1

Hello, i will start by telling you i am a begginer on using telescope and i think my questions will look stupid but i dont know where else to go and get help.
So few days ago i got This brand new telescope as a gift ...i try to do the aligment but i got stuck ..becouse there is something that i dont understand with the Latitude and Longitude

My Latitude is 51.398150
and Longitude is -0.067555

Now on my SkyScan i got the option to insert the Latitude and Longitude but it is a bit different and i dont know if i did it right.. i attached to photos just to show you if i did it right or wrong.

Next Question : What is the Set Elevation mean?

And Last question what Ctr. to eyepiece mean?

Thank you, Daniel

Sorry for my dumb questions

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Nov 17, 2017 08:06 |  #2

Im sure someone with go to scopes such as yours will be along to help with most your need but just to make sure you understand what latitude and longitude means you might want to read this article . Understanding what they are and how they apply to you using the scope will help you with alignment .

https://www.learner.or​g/jnorth/tm/LongitudeI​ntro.html (external link)




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Nov 17, 2017 11:25 |  #3

Settings look to be correct. Your elevation would be 51 degrees (equal to your latitude).

Ctr. to eyepiece sounds like at that point in the alignment process you need to center the alignment star in the eyepiece using the hand controller arrows below the "menu" button. Once centered press "enter". That will confirm that the star is centered. If you're using a one star alignment that would complete the alignment. If a two star alignment is the case then at that pout you should be prompted to select another star from a listing and repeat what was performed on the first star.

Do you have a manual? Believe me I'm not one to read the entire manual for anything but it would be a helpful reference, especially until you get the hang of it.

Hope this helps.


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