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daveangie0110

EQmod Latitude & Longitude Help

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Hi All,

I have just downloaded EQmod and i want to add a few places where i go to image, can anyone tell me how to enter these coordinates on EQmod so i can save them please as one of the coordinates starts with a minus.

50.776839 N -0.943797 W

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Chris Shillito has produced a comprehensive and useful set of videos on how to use EQMOD / ASCOM which you can find on the link below.  Setting Site Information is what you want but I recommend watching the others too, they're all very helpful.

Graham 

 

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The above link doesn't seem to take you to the list I posted, if you Google EQMOD Youtube it should come up?

 

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Start Setup EQASCOM  and in the location box enter the numbers 50 46 36.6 N  000 56 37.7 W. The location can now be saved in the pull down above the coordinates. The coordindates need to be in mapping units, degrees, minutes and seconds not GPS decimal units.

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1 hour ago, Cornelius Varley said:

Start Setup EQASCOM  and in the location box enter the numbers 50 46 36.6 N  000 56 37.7 W. The location can now be saved in the pull down above the coordinates. The coordindates need to be in mapping units, degrees, minutes and seconds not GPS decimal units.

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Thanks Pete,

How do i enter a minus figure -0.943797 W, i tried using the minus sign but EQmod said invalided entry.

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The minus sign indicates a value west of the meridian, there is no need to enter minus in the box, just the numbers. And the numbers need to be entered in the correct format as in my earlier post.

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Thanks Pete,

Sorry to be a pain in the a**e, how would you enter these coordinates : 50.776915 N -0.943054 W

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50 46 36.6 N  000 56 37.7 W

which will look like this

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Press the save symbol when completed

 

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Thanks Pete,

Sorry mate, i am even more confused now, how doses coordinates 50.776915 N -0.943054 W end up being 50 46 36.6 N  000 56 37.7 W.

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1 minute ago, daveangie0110 said:

Thanks Pete,

Sorry mate, i am even more confused now, how doses coordinates 50.776915 N -0.943054 W end up being 50 46 36.6 N  000 56 37.7 W.

Decimal GPS coordinates aren't used in astronomical programmes, they use the more conventional mapping units degrees, minutes and seconds, the minutes and seconds component can be no more than 59. Using this site you can enter decimal coordinates to get degrees, minutes and seconds (DMS).

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