Last updated: 14 April 2004
Subject: Tips for new Users (Two for the UK) Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:27:39 From: Softrockcooper@aol.com No doubt this is somewhere on your site, but thought I would throw it in the hat anyway. A very simple tip but does save some frustration. I have found that the easiest way to get a target at high magnification is to use my lowest mag piece first and once autostar has brought it into view press and hold the Enter button (for about two seconds) Autostar then beeps and you can use the direction keys to "sync" the object. Once bang in the middle of the eyepiece hit enter again and Autostar keeps tracking. Replace the eyepiece with a higher mag piece and repeat the process. Keep doing this until are at the piece you want to use. One other thing I have found, When doing a two star alignment, if the star is someway off in the finderscope, I have found it is quicker and easier to turn off Autostar and start again, normally I find that my levels could be a littler bit more accurate. Also found that here in the UK that the best clock seems to be the teletext time on BBC. One other useful piece of information for UK users. When we put our clocks forward (as we are now) then daylight saving hours needs to be Yes on set-up - I had to find this out by trial and error, a real pain when you first start and you don't know what you could have done wrong. Anyway, hopefully someone out there will find at least one off these useful. Chris
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