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#1 vomit

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Does anyone know how to get the sun's coordinates into the autostar. I would like to have that available for the transit as I got a piggy-back mount for my PST.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Anyone??? Anyone??? Bueller? Still looking for info.

#3 Cefiar

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

No idea, but you could simply track Venus instead of the Sun? I can see how this might not be as useful as you want, but it should work in getting the scope pointed in the correct area of the sky.

BTW: If there is another scope on the mount while you have the PST, make sure to cover all the lenses to avoid damaging yourself or sensitive parts of a scope/camera.
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#4 gspie

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Yeah, it takes about .01 seconds to blow out an eyepiece when a piggy-back scope has its' lens cap fall off because it wasn't properly seated. It has a very distinct, and memorable, popping sound!

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A lesson learned.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Goto Mercury then "sync" and center the Sun rather than Mercury.




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