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Problem rotating Celectron Nexstar 8

The telescope only has about 100 degrees of rotation, horizontally. I am a teacher and found this beauty locked in a storage cupboard. Then I took it home and set it up, and now I realise why someone may have wanted it hidden. Any suggestions? Or an online service manual? The regular manual isn't any help.

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The hinge should be to the north. An imaginary line drawn perpendicular from the center of the tilt plate should point to Polaris (the North Star).

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

SOURCE: I have the Nexstar 8. It will not auto align or manual....

You must set TIME, DATE, and SITE-- probably does not know your actual location. Read the manual and perform all of the setup procedures.

Some of these have a "starting position" again read the manual and make sure you are in the "home" position before you start the alignment. Read my TIP on my profile page about GOTO telescopes, and join the NEXSTAR forum on www.cloudynights.com

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

SOURCE: I have the Nexstar 8. It will not auto align or manual....

First do a RESET on the hand controller and make sure TIME, DATE, and SITE, are correct.

If this does not work then RE-load the firmware in the hand controller. If that fails contact Celestron customer service.

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

SOURCE: My NexStar 8 SE doesn't focus. When the focuser

The knob could have come loose from the mirror. This would require a return to Celestron for repair or a complete disassembly of the rear of the scope,

You can remove the focuser, and MAYBE it is just detached from the rod inside that moves the mirror back and forth.

Celestron support:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

SOURCE: The Celestron Nexstar 4SE makes a weird cracking

Is the AZimuth clutch locked down? Then either a gear is broken inside or the worm gear inside has slipped and is not engaing. You can return these to Celestron for repair, here:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

Testimonial: "I don't think there is an azimuth clutch... so I guess I will have to try to talk to Celestron. Thanks!"

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Celestron support:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

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