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CACO

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  1. Thank you for showing me the device from your mobile, on this occasion I don't think I am savvy enough to operate your idea. Many thanks for responding. Tony
  2. Hello fellow star gazers, Thank you for all those that assisted me with my dilemma regarding not being able to slew to low objects using Stellarium. I decided to to reset the scope and calibrate the location etc... This cleared the problem and I can now slew to low objects in the horizon. Thank you Tony
  3. Hello Fellow Stargazers, Thank you all for your responses, I will endeavour to try out all your suggestions to get my issue resolved. Thank you once again Tony PS: I have tried to respond to you all individually but couldn't see how to on this site. Hello All, Thank you for your responses, very much appreciated. Dazzyt, You asked for more information I set out below what I basically posted on the Stellarium official forums page. Thank you for your response, the issue is not with the telescope, that is fine, my problem is with the software of Stellarium, e.g. Looking at the Stellarium Screen with Horizon low at the bottom of the screen, I am able to select an object at +35° and press ‘Ctrl 1’ to slew the telescope to that particular object. However, if I were to try to select an object close to any part of the horizon in any direction below, +35° the Stellarium software allows me to select the object but will not recognise the command ‘Ctrl 1’ to slew the telescope to such a low position. Zooming in or out on an object and selecting the particular object has no effect either. If I were not using the Stellarium I can slew manually which indicates the telescope is working fine. I am in the UK, my coordinates are 50 59 N, 0 08 E and the connecting cable is via a USB port to the RS232 socket on the telescope. Meade 10" LX200 GPS GOTO. South Facing on an equatorial mount using a plinth and a Meade wedge. If any of the above makes sense to you. Many thanks Tony
  4. Hello All, Thank you for your responses, very much appreciated. Dazzyt, You asked for more information I set out below what I basically posted on the Stellarium official forums page. Thank you for your response, the issue is not with the telescope, that is fine, my problem is with the software of Stellarium, e.g. Looking at the Stellarium Screen with Horizon low at the bottom of the screen, I am able to select an object at +35° and press ‘Ctrl 1’ to slew the telescope to that particular object. However, if I were to try to select an object close to any part of the horizon in any direction below, +35° the Stellarium software allows me to select the object but will not recognise the command ‘Ctrl 1’ to slew the telescope to such a low position. Zooming in or out on an object and selecting the particular object has no effect either. If I were not using the Stellarium I can slew manually which indicates the telescope is working fine. I am in the UK, my coordinates are 50 59 N, 0 08 E and the connecting cable is via a USB port to the RS232 socket on the telescope. Meade 10" LX200 GPS GOTO. South Facing on an equatorial mount using a plinth and a Meade wedge. If any of the above makes sense to you. Many thanks Tony
  5. Hello All, I have been using Stellarium with Windows 10, I have many issues with Stellarium, keeping that topic extremely short! I would like to know if there is an alternative program I could use that is similar, which allows me to operate my telescope from my keyboard and slew to selected objects? Regards Tony
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