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Celestron C8

Celestron C8

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................................................................................................4
 Warning.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................4
ASSEMBLY....................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
 Setting up the Tripod...................................................................................................................................................................................................7Attaching the Equatorial Mount..................................................................................................................................................................................8Attaching the Center Leg Brace..................................................................................................................................................................................8Installing the Counterweight Bar................................................................................................................................................................................8Installing the Counterweight.......................................................................................................................................................................................9Attaching the Hand Control Holder............................................................................................................................................................................9Attaching the Slow Motion Knobs .............................................................................................................................................................................9Attaching the Optical Tube to the Mount.................................................................................................................................................................10Attaching the Visual Back ........................................................................................................................................................................................10Installing the Star Diagonal.......................................................................................................................................................................................11Installing the Eyepiece..............................................................................................................................................................................................11Installing the Finderscope.........................................................................................................................................................................................12Removing the Lens Cap............................................................................................................................................................................................13Moving the Telescope Manually ..............................................................................................................................................................................13Balancing The Mount in R.A....................................................................................................................................................................................13Balancing The Mount in DEC ..................................................................................................................................................................................14Adjusting the Mount .................................................................................................................................................................................................14Adjusting the Mount in Altitude ...............................................................................................................................................................................14Adjusting the Mount in Azimuth ..............................................................................................................................................................................15Attaching the Declination Cable (For GT Models Only).........................................................................................................................................15Powering the Telescope............................................................................................................................................................................................16
HAND CONTROL.......................................................................................................................................................................................................17
 Hand Control Operation............................................................................................................................................................................................18Alignment Procedures...............................................................................................................................................................................................19Startup Procedure......................................................................................................................................................................................................19Auto Align.................................................................................................................................................................................................................20Auto Three-Star Align ..............................................................................................................................................................................................20Quick-Align...............................................................................................................................................................................................................21Last Alignment..........................................................................................................................................................................................................21Re-Alignment............................................................................................................................................................................................................21Object Catalog...........................................................................................................................................................................................................22Selecting an Object....................................................................................................................................................................................................22Slewing to an Object .................................................................................................................................................................................................22Finding Planets..........................................................................................................................................................................................................22Tour Mode.................................................................................................................................................................................................................23Constellation Tour.....................................................................................................................................................................................................23Direction Buttons.......................................................................................................................................................................................................23Rate Button................................................................................................................................................................................................................23Setup Procedures.......................................................................................................................................................................................................24Tracking Mode................................................................................................................................................................................................24Tracking Rate..................................................................................................................................................................................................24Date/Time........................................................................................................................................................................................................24User Defined Objects......................................................................................................................................................................................24Get RA/DEC ...................................................................................................................................................................................................25Goto R.A/Dec..................................................................................................................................................................................................25Identify............................................................................................................................................................................................................25Precise GoTo .............................................................................................................................................................................................................26Scope Setup Features.................................................................................................................................................................................................26Setup Time-Site...............................................................................................................................................................................................26Anti-backlash ..................................................................................................................................................................................................26Filter Limits.....................................................................................................................................................................................................26Direction Buttons............................................................................................................................................................................................27Goto Approach................................................................................................................................................................................................27Autoguide Rates..............................................................................................................................................................................................27Azimuth Limits ...............................................................................................................................................................................................27East/West Filtering..........................................................................................................................................................................................28Utility Features..........................................................................................................................................................................................................28Calibrate Goto.................................................................................................................................................................................................28Home Position.................................................................................................................................................................................................28Polar Align......................................................................................................................................................................................................28Light Control...................................................................................................................................................................................................29Factory Settings...............................................................................................................................................................................................29Version............................................................................................................................................................................................................29
 
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Get Alt-Az.......................................................................................................................................................................................................29Goto Alt-Az.....................................................................................................................................................................................................29Hibernate.........................................................................................................................................................................................................29Turn On/Off GPS............................................................................................................................................................................................29
TELESCOPE BASICS................................................................................................................................................................................................31
 Image Orientation......................................................................................................................................................................................................31Focusing.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................32Aligning the Finderscope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................32Calculating Magnification.........................................................................................................................................................................................32Determining Field of View........................................................................................................................................................................................33General Observing Hints...........................................................................................................................................................................................33
ASTRONOMY BASICS..............................................................................................................................................................................................34
 The Celestial Coordinate System..............................................................................................................................................................................34Motion of the Stars....................................................................................................................................................................................................35Finding the North Celestial Pole...............................................................................................................................................................................37Declination Drift Method of Polar Alignment..........................................................................................................................................................38
CELESTIAL OBSERVING........................................................................................................................................................................................39
 Observing the Moon..................................................................................................................................................................................................39Lunar Observing Hints..............................................................................................................................................................................................39Observing the Planets................................................................................................................................................................................................39Observing the Sun .....................................................................................................................................................................................................39Solar Observing Hints...............................................................................................................................................................................................40Observing Deep Sky Objects ....................................................................................................................................................................................40Seeing Conditions......................................................................................................................................................................................................40Transparency .............................................................................................................................................................................................................40Sky Illumination........................................................................................................................................................................................................40Seeing ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................40
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY..........................................................................................................................................................................................42
 Short Exposure Prime Focus Photography ...............................................................................................................................................................42Eyepiece Projection...................................................................................................................................................................................................43Long Exposure Prime Focus Photography................................................................................................................................................................44Terrestrial Photography.............................................................................................................................................................................................46Metering.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................46Reducing Vibration ...................................................................................................................................................................................................46CCD Imaging.............................................................................................................................................................................................................46Auto Guiding.............................................................................................................................................................................................................47
TELESCOPE MAINTENANCE................................................................................................................................................................................48
 Care and Cleaning of the Optics ...............................................................................................................................................................................48Collimation................................................................................................................................................................................................................48
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
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APPENDIX A – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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APPENDIX B – GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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APPENDIX C LONGITUDES AND LATITUDES..............................................................................................................................................57
 
APPENDIX D RS-232 CONNECTION..................................................................................................................................................................62
 
APPENDIX E TIME ZONE MAP..........................................................................................................................................................................64
 
SKY MAPS ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................66
 

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