Question about Bushnell NorthStar Goto 100mm 788840 Maksutov-Cassegrain Compact Telescopes
Last night when i was looking through my telescope it didn't "go to" the correct planet star or galaxy. When the moon was clearly out in the sky,and when i told it to go to the moon it said that the moon was below the horizon at this time. Why is it so unaccurate when i alighned earth correctly? Is there a way i cud correct this or reset it?
Looking through the manual (link follows) please check that you set the time in 24 hour clock with timezone correctly. Also the date & of course location. I see no reset function in the manual but I guess leaving the batteries out for a while will reset it. Manual link: http://www.bushnell.com/customer_service/manuals/telescopes/78-8876_1LIM.pdf Also although it says you do not need to know where the stars are you're aligning to it's good to have some idea that you're actually aligning with "Mizar" or whatever. You can find maps of the night sky where you are on this link: http://www.wunderground.com/sky/index.asp Finally check if there is a local astronomy group that you can join, they are always ready to encourage & help people.
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
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