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"I have a couple of questions on the set up of the hand set with the celestron auto align and a mead ccd camarer to start with".

You saying that you got a CCD camera included in the £800, and other goodies?.

Sounds like the bargain of a lifetime.

We need to see pics of everything you got, so we can drool over them.

Edited by LukeSkywatcher

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I will post some pics of the bits.

whent out to Beacon hill (local beuty spot high up and good vantage point.

Well the moon was just coming up rig too.

set up-had a coffee- clouds came over-another cup- moon came out.

could not get the sse camara to work at all. so I manualy pointed to the moon 35mm eye piece.....Blew my head off what a scope.....

wouild not align no matter what I did...got so cold and the wind  it was rocking the scope and me.

Still good for day one..

As the sse hand set was not working when I got home and warmed up a bit I re connected the original nxs hand set

It worked with all the options of 1,2,3 star alignments

Next time align with this set up

Tried to download an update for the sse hand set but fed up with trying every thing .. Still will not find the hand set. finds the

   serial port on   com 4

but the  file manager cannot connect to the hand set..

play again tomorrow

regards

sorry for a long text

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Thank you just ordered it.

I think I will have to read it cover to cover and then write my own....I'm quite sure he will nott cover all my problems though

there is a lot on here too

regards

dick

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HJere is one problem i think he would have missed..

from the start

  1. got a 8se all the bits
  2. set the scope up with a ssa hand set becouise it came with a Starsence auto align .
  3. would not find it could not align
  4. kept saying cannot find camara / error on scope
  5. 2 days of downloading cmf tried & tried to update hand set / satrsence
  6. just about to give up thing it was a bad buy.
  7. after spending last night getting frozen and  then resulting in going bask to the original hand set
  8. Lookin at the moon (great)
  9. up early wal;k the dog thinkg what have i not done
  10. I suddeny thought of the connection cable from the mount to the starsencer
  11. found abou5 or 6 from past ventures.
  12. must work with one of them
  13. NO.....Nothing what the f***
  14. 3pm today ebay to the rescue again. online near me a spare lead.(2.99p)
  15. whent 25 miles to get it
  16. got home connected it up
  17. WORKS.  first time
  18. NOW ITS  CLOUDY.
  19. Why did i not think of that before (happy man)

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Yes thanks to another owner I have and ordered a 8SE trouble shooter book

another good point about the power supply.

I did reset every thing including changing the hand set back to original,

then it seemed to work as it should.

Now wroking (touch wood0

Thats the onl thing about second hand items..

regards

 

 

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You're in for a treat, you have a very capable scope.

Unfortunately it is a steep learning curve when we get our first scope but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Remember you have a wealth of information available from  members here who are always ready to help and advise.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Yes very much so...

I just spent £6 pounds on abook freom amazon

"begining astronomy with a Celestron... so whats the matter?

The matter is it waas nearly all taken from forums and his own experiece is les than mine afet 2 days !!!!

RANT over  ticking with the guys on here and don't pay!!!!

Out last night clear as a bell see aprox 15 miles in nearly all directions but a bit of light pulution from Loughborough town

But ok for now..

set the scope up with the starsence workin ok

I found  I missed the red dot

within an hopur or several it seemed due to the cold and wind i had

found

the star beside the moon ,forgot the identify button

once more looking for more

then I looked at andromader galax still with a 32mm eye piece though so still to master changing them 7

and keeping it in site...

spent some time trying to focus with diff eye pieces

I am so glad I took your advic and plumpet fop 8se

Of cours the dog loves the freeedom and  all that space.

I cannot post any pics yet as I have not enough posts.

I realy liked the Sky prodigy 130 but 8se FOR ME

REGARDS

Edited by todick

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1 hour ago, todick said:

I found  I missed the red dot

Why? My C8 SE has a red dot finder mounted on top and the Starsense underneath. Both on pre-drilled threaded fixing holes on the back rim.

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so the red dot fits were it should ok.holes aroun the rim?

the starsence auto align camara wont fit any of the 4 scerw holes remaing either to cose together or too wide

or am I lookin in the wrong place

regards

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just had a look again  im   not  using  the ring type mount, im usung the heavy mounting bracket

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I cannot do it ??? is there a diff mounting plate?

pic 1.there are the 4 holes left open non of them are the correct spacing.

pic 2 with the  red dot finder  ( these are the only holes that fit the bracket)

Pic 3 the mounting bracket for the stasence. It has the same hole spacings as the red dot finder

This was not in the book I spent 6 pounds on !!!!

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SAM_0570.JPG

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ok got it all fixed on

the last pi was after I removed some powder coating from the holes on the bracket which opened the hole into a slot.

another one down

thannks

regards

 

 

 

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Hope you do regret buying the 8SE. I have both the 6  and 8SE scopes. Almost never use the 8 due to a combo of poor seeing and long cool down- the 6 is much less affected.

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no its ok with me i have no regrets at all!!

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