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Rickwal68    2

Hi recently purchased 300p flexitube with  goto skyscan can anyone help me out my longitude is -1.29 how do I program the handset to the minus 

Thanks in advance.

 

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happy-kat    2,962

Hi

If you have android device then the synscaninit application will tell everything you need to know

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Cornelius Varley    1,705

-1.29 longitude (decimal format) equates to 001 17 W. You can use this tool to find your coordinates (use the longitude and latitude coordinates, not the decimal format) or Synscaninit if you have an android phone.

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JOC    1,137

Another vote here for synscaninit2 - life will all make sense once you have it - you will need GPS switched on on the phone whilst you do it,

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Grierson    44
5 hours ago, Rickwal68 said:

Hi recently purchased 300p flexitube with  goto skyscan can anyone help me out my longitude is -1.29 how do I program the handset to the minus 

Thanks in advance.

 

Toggling the scroll keys inputs E or W. You should be able to download the manual from the SW site or IMVHO a little bit better version from Orion is here  It's a wee bit more helpful :happy11: (assuming you have the V4 SynScan h/s.)

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Stu    14,146
37 minutes ago, Frank the Troll said:

Is there an Iphone version of  synscaninit2 ?

Can't see one on the AppStore

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JOC    1,137

Sound like a def. vote for android IMO LOL!

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ronin    3,676
On 12 September 2017 at 10:26, Cornelius Varley said:

-1.29 longitude (decimal format) equates to 001 17 W. You can use this tool to find your coordinates (use the longitude and latitude coordinates, not the decimal format) or Synscaninit if you have an android phone.

As Peter says the "-" bit means means you are West of the Meridian, 1.29 is the decimal value and in Degrees+Minutes at is 001 17 West.

All that is needed is a bit of paper to maybe work out 0.29*60 to convert decimal bit to minutes, a good approximation is 0.3*60 and that can be done without paper. Why get an app?

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cletrac1922    32

Hi Guys

 

Use APP called Ulysses Gizmos for my GPS location

Available for both Android and iPhone

Has a few other functions as well

Compass you can set for magnetic variation, satellites

Cheers

John

 

 

 

 

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Buzzard75    39

In decimal format, anything west of the meridian (from the UK, across North and South America to the international dateline), longitude is expressed as a negative value. South of the equator latitude is expressed as a negative.

In your case, your longitude is -1.29 and becomes 1.29W.

In order to convert the decimal, you need to know that latitude and longitude are expressed in degrees(deg), minutes(') and seconds("). There are 60 minutes(') in each degree and 60 seconds(") in each minute('), thus there are 3600 seconds(") in every degree. For every tenth (0.1) of a degree, you can multiply by 6' (60'/10=6'). For every one-hundreth (0.01) of a degree, you can multiply by 36" (3600"/100=36").

Your longitude is 1.29W. Working with the tenths, 0.2*6'=12'. Working with the hundreths, 0.09*36"=324". Now, in 324" there are actually 5' and 24" (324/6=5 remainder 24) so take the 5' and add it to your previous (12') and you get 17'. So your real longitude expressed in degress, minutes, and seconds is 1deg17'24"W.

That's the long way. The short way is to approximate per ronin's suggestion.

Also, Stellarium and Star Walk 2 provide your GPS coordinates. Stellarium gives it to you in both degrees+minutes+seconds as well as decimal and Star Walk gives it to you in deg+min+sec. Your phone's default clock app should also be able to tell you what time it is down to the second, which is close enough for SynScan.

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