Last updated: 14 April 2004

Subject:	Tips for new Users (Two for the UK)
Sent:	Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:27:39
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


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