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Computer Controlled ? how does computer fit into the telescope?

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The computer is on a circuit board in the base of the telescope.

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Will a transmission out of a 77 Lincoln (w/460 motor ) fit a 95 F350?

I am sure there is a way to make it fit. honestly you would probably spend less money in the long run getting the 95 trans fixed. the 77 is vacuum controlled where as the 95 is computer controlled.

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Your LOCAL Astronomy Club! Join NOW!

As the Treasurer for one of the largest Astronomy clubs in the USA, I can tell you that NOTHING has helped me along with the Astronomy hobby more than the CLUB! and it's members.

Most large Astronomy clubs have:

Monthly meetings where all things about the club and the hobby are discussed.

Free star parties where members set-up their telescopes and show the sky to the general public. They share all manner of information about the hobby to the people who attend the star party.

Some club's have a "dark sky" location, usually a large field, where members can take their telescopes away from city light pollution and really SEE the sky! Our club has a bunkhouse, meeting room, and domed observatory with a 16 inch computer controlled telescope at it's dark sky site. Additionally we have several nice loaner scopes at the site that the members can use for free.

Many clubs, ours included, have close ties with a local college or university. Our club is sponsored by the Physics Department of a nationally known university. We use a campus lecture hall with full multi-media facilities to hold our monthly meetings.

The club offers member discounts on the two major Astronomy magazines - Astronomy, and Sky and Telescope.

Most club's have Special Interest Groups called SIG, that specialize in certain aspects of the hobby; like Public Observing, Astro-Photography APSIG, and Amateur Telescope Making ATMSIG. You can get specialized assistance with whatever interests you, or join others and show the sky to the general public at a local star party!

What does this all COST? Not very much really! Our club dues are $40 per year. A very small price to pay for access to the dark site observatory, and speakers at our monthly meetings; along with all the other club activities.

So my advice to you would be to JOIN a local Astronomy club and get involved with it's activities. The Astronomical League has a list of clubs BY STATE, at this web site:

Join now BEFORE you purchase your first telescope. The members will help you purchase the right one to fit your Astronomy interest.

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on Jan 26, 2010 | Optics

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Can you bypass the PCM on a 2000 dodgeram 2500 360 magnum

The only way to bypass a PCM would be to do away with the fuel injection and computer controlled ignition system. I believe that they make an intake manifold for a carburetor, but you would have to find a distributor to fit. That would make your engine run without the computer, but you would still have the problem of the transmission. It is computer controlled as well.

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Does a 2.4 transmission fit into a 2.2 motor

yes and no on a 98 2.2 engine its a 3 speed with just computer controlled torque convertor but the 2.4 is a 4 speed with different wiring and is totally computer controlled so yeah if u get the computer and wiring from the 2.4 but not alot ppl want to attemp this u can use a 440t4 transmisson 88 to 90 after that they ecm controlled and u can still get rebuilt ones like from jasper and youll have a 4 speed auto cause 440t4 is a 3t40 like u have with and extra gear

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How do i get the lenses attached to the telescope. neither one of them is fitting in the opening

I think you mean the eyepieces. There is more than one fitting size of eyepiece, but if you bought the telescope new, the ones supplied with it should certainly fit. There may be a little plastic plug in the opening that the eyepiece goes into, to keep out dust, and there may be a protective cap on one or both ends of the eyepieces as well. You need to remove these before fitting the eyepiece. The commonest sort of eyepiece measures 1.25 inches in outside diameter, and fits in a tube of the same inside diameter, with a little screw that you tighten by hand to hold it.

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The cd rom supplied with the telescope is not compatible with my computer. i have got windows 7 installed in my computer

The cd rom only contains a planetarium program. Here is a free one which you can download and install:

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How do i use the peice that hooks up to your laptop?

This is NOT a computer controlled scope--

You probably have some kind of CD disk that has a planetarium program on it.

Here is a review of the telescope.

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Reset computer

im not really sure... but i think you have to line up three stars and enter them into the computer starting with Polaris (North Star). the other stars i would use for reference would be Arcturus and Spica. Use the handle of the big Dipper and follow the "(ARC)" that the handle makes and it will lead you to ("ARC"turus) and then "speed off" into that same direction and it will lead you "to Spica".

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My list of things to check would include:
1) Batteries - they usually fail whenever the temperature drops. And that does happen outside as you are viewing. They appear fine when tested by a voltmeter, but fail when any actual "load" is placed on them. If you have an adapter which plugs into the mains, I would go with that instead.
2) Cables - they can become frayed and "open" with wear. Connectors (especially the RJ-xx telephone type) are notorious for maintaining good reliable contact.
3) Proper placement of connectors - ie Know your telescope; read the manual. No manual (?) then check the labels/function and fit of all jacks/connectors BEFORE APPLYING POWER. In case this step has already been skipped, check for blown fuse(s) which may save your investment.
4) The computer requires some basic information about your location and local time before it can begin to determine which objects may be available for viewing. Again, this will require some reading of the manual. Your information needs to be only somewhat accurate (within a county for position, and a few minutes for the time).
5) Get help from a local amateur - Learn to use the telescope without the computer. Your optics do not depend on the computer to give you pleasant enjoyable hours of viewing. Finding objects in the telescope without the computer is challenge enough. Adding the extra burden of learning how the computer works can be frustrating. Once the un-computerized telescope becomes familiar, then tackle the computer.

I know, you've already tried all of these! I hope you are enjoying Saturn by now!

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