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Good evening everyone
I am looking at a SkyProdigy 6 telescope for a friend. the mount had a rattle/lose part. I partially unscrewed the casing and the plastic cylinder pictured below fell out. Anyone got any idea what it is or where is comes from. Looks plastic but can feel metal in the centre.
Does anyone have a service manual or disassembly guide?
Many thanks in advance
Can you help solve this mystery, please? Star Sense camera will not hold calibration with OTA after mount is rebooted.By StarGazingSiouxsie
Can you help me solve this mystery, please?
I have a 2020 Celestron 8" Edge Evolution Ltd Edition 60 Anniversary model. The OTA is carbon fibre and some of the artwork is different but for in tents & purposes it's a standard 8" Edge Evolution
The problem is, when the mount is switched off. the telescope will not maintain its calibration between Star Sense (SS) camera and the OTA. Please not I am not talking a SS alignment here - I'm talking about the calibration between the SS camera and OTA.
This is what happens - I will do a SS Auto Alignment and the goto will be out by some margin IE. way outside of a 25mm eyepiece. So, I then calibrate the SS camera to the OTA, re-align, and everything is working perfectly. The goto is more or less in the middle of a 12mm eyepiece. Next time I reboot the mount, I do my SS Auto alignment and the goto is way off again and I have re calibrate the SS camera to the OTA. Once I do that, everything works fine again. And so the cycle continues.
Have you experienced this problem yourself or do you have an idea of what may be happening? Before you offer your suggestions, please read this list as what I have done to try and solve this issue:
1. The tripod and OTA are absolutely level before booting up the mount.
2. Once I have booted up the mount, I enter time and my location, using GPS co-ordinates. I am extremely precise about this and am entering the correct time (and daylight saving as needed) to within 2 seconds. The GPS co-ordinates of my location as absolutely spot on as well - they are the same co-ordinates I use for all my telescopes and they are working perfectly. So this is defs not a time, date or location issue.
3. The SS camera is mounted perfectly It does not move at all. I have the calibration problem even after rebooting without moving the telescope's position at all.
4. I have even tried a new SS camera and handset. Exactly the same issue persists.
5. The handcontroller, mount and camera have all the latest updates.
6. The battery is working fine and holding it's charge perfectly.
As I mentioned earlier, once the SS camera is re calibrated, everything works fine and the goto is accurate. The problem only arises after rebooting the mount.
Any ideas, suggestions or sharing of similar experiences gladly welcomed, thank you.
I'm after a cassegrain reflector but I don't know which one to buy,
I have a celestron c5 and it worked wonders for all fields, I now want the same but twice as powerful as my final upgrade
I am looking at a c9.5 for £1350 or a c11 for £2000, My question is an extra 2.75" focal worth it for £750 more?
I will likely purchase one this week
WiFi problems. Cant get Celestron SkyPort WiFi working
New Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
New Celestron SkyPortal WiFi adapter
Celestron Starsense 18 months old but as new and just first installation.
2 year old SkyWatcher WiFi module.
Mount plus Skywatcher works perfectly well with SynScan pro.
Will not work with Stellerium, or Sky Safari trying multiple settings get connection to wiFi but messages ….telescope not responding.
Added StarSense for Skywatcher which works with the AZ-EQ6.
Advice received was that any Celestron plugged into the StarSense aux ports should work so add the Skyportal dongle into an aux port on the Skysense -Skywatcher adapter box
Get the following error.
Celestron Skyportal can make a wireless connection to the scope but the scope is not responding. Make sure the scope is powere on and connected correctly. Also make sure you selected the correct scope type.
Use Direct Connect………is selected.
Any Ideas Guys?
By Welsh Dave
Hello Ladies & Gentleman,
I would in need of require your assistance for my current tube that I have got.
I currently have a Celestron Starlight XLT tube and I am looking for a new Finderscope (This one did not come with as I bought it of one of my Uni friends). I am not fussed into the red dot sites and I would like someone similar to the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ES 8x50.
Any questions by all means ask :)