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deepind

the coordinates hlp..

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hi,
the coordinates for m39 open cluster is ra 21h31m7s,dec 48 27 0,azimuth 10 38 55,alt 53 35 27..how to set this in my eq mount telescope..my scope is celestron 130eq...if i learnt this it will be easy for me..i tried INTERNET but don't know to set in scope...

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The alt/azimuth coordinates will only be applicable for a certain time/date and location with an alt/az mount.

This video shows how to find objects using the RA/DEC coordinates and why the setting circles on small mounts and why they don't work

 

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I would suggest star hopping (following stellar patterns) using a sky atlas (or Stellarium) and a low power (wide field of view) eyepiece.  This is easier if the 'scope is properly aligned, but can still be done anyway.

Doug.

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