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pragmatist

Skywatcher handset lat and long input help needed.

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Can someone tell me how this should be inputted into my handset please. Just need peace of mind I’m on the right track as I’m still incredibly new to Equatorial set ups.

thanks

matty

 

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If you have a smart mobile phone download synscan init 2.0 from the play store and for a few minutes turn on the phone's GPS this will give you all the information you need for the synscan in the format that you need to enter it!  :-D

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2 hours ago, JOC said:

If you have a smart mobile phone download synscan init 2.0 from the play store and for a few minutes turn on the phone's GPS this will give you all the information you need for the synscan in the format that you need to enter it!  :-D

Great tip - will use this myself I think :)

 

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1 minute ago, pragmatist said:

Wish there was one for an iPhone 

There are plenty of apps out there on iOS which will do that. There is a Synscan app which will show you your location but many other compass type apps or Astro apps such as ScopeTool which is simple but effective.

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Polar Align (and others) for iPhone will give you everything, polar position, time, Lat Long, Height and date, everything you need to set up on one App.

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I’ve found Skywatcher SynScan which does it in the format I need 👍

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