Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
5Activity
P. 1
Celestron8

Celestron8

Ratings: (0)|Views: 267 |Likes:
Published by chingwa

More info:

Published by: chingwa on Dec 29, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/16/2011

 
 
AAddvvaanncceeddSSeeiieess
 
AAddvvaanncceeddSSeeiieess
 
GGGTTT
 
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CC55--SS 
CC88--SS 
CC99..2255--SS 
 
 2 
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....................................................................................................................................................................................11Removing the Lens Cap.......................................................................................................................................................................................12Moving 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.......................................................................................................................................................................................15
HAND CONTROL.................................................................................................................................................................................................
1
6
 Hand Control Operation......................................................................................................................................................................................17Alignment Procedures..........................................................................................................................................................................................18Startup Procedure.................................................................................................................................................................................................18Auto Align...........................................................................................................................................................................................................19Auto Three-Star Align.........................................................................................................................................................................................19Quick-Align.........................................................................................................................................................................................................20Last Alignment....................................................................................................................................................................................................20Re-Alignment......................................................................................................................................................................................................20Object Catalog.....................................................................................................................................................................................................21Selecting an Object.............................................................................................................................................................................................21Slewing to an Object...........................................................................................................................................................................................21Finding Planets....................................................................................................................................................................................................21Tour Mode..........................................................................................................................................................................................................22Constellation Tour...............................................................................................................................................................................................22Direction Buttons................................................................................................................................................................................................22Rate Button.........................................................................................................................................................................................................22Setup Procedures.................................................................................................................................................................................................23Tracking Mode...........................................................................................................................................................................................23Tracking Rate.............................................................................................................................................................................................23Date/Time..................................................................................................................................................................................................23User Defined Objects.................................................................................................................................................................................23Get RA/DEC..............................................................................................................................................................................................24Goto R.A/Dec............................................................................................................................................................................................24Identify.......................................................................................................................................................................................................24Precise GoTo.......................................................................................................................................................................................................25Scope Setup Features..........................................................................................................................................................................................25Setup Time-Site.........................................................................................................................................................................................25Anti-backlash.............................................................................................................................................................................................25Filter Limits...............................................................................................................................................................................................25Direction Buttons.......................................................................................................................................................................................26Goto Approach...........................................................................................................................................................................................26Autoguide Rates.........................................................................................................................................................................................26Azimuth Limits..........................................................................................................................................................................................26East/West Filtering.....................................................................................................................................................................................27Utility Features....................................................................................................................................................................................................27Calibrate Goto............................................................................................................................................................................................27Home Position............................................................................................................................................................................................27Polar Align.................................................................................................................................................................................................27Light Control..............................................................................................................................................................................................28Factory Settings.........................................................................................................................................................................................28Version.......................................................................................................................................................................................................28
 
 3 
Get Alt-Az.................................................................................................................................................................................................28Goto Alt-Az...............................................................................................................................................................................................28Hibernate....................................................................................................................................................................................................28Turn On/Off GPS.......................................................................................................................................................................................28
TELESCOPE BASICS...........................................................................................................................................................................................30
 Image Orientation...............................................................................................................................................................................................30Focusing..............................................................................................................................................................................................................31Aligning the Finderscope....................................................................................................................................................................................31Calculating Magnification...................................................................................................................................................................................31Determining Field of View..................................................................................................................................................................................32General Observing Hints.....................................................................................................................................................................................32
ASTRONOMY BASICS.........................................................................................................................................................................................33
 The Celestial Coordinate System........................................................................................................................................................................33Motion of the Stars..............................................................................................................................................................................................34Finding the North Celestial Pole.........................................................................................................................................................................36Declination Drift Method of Polar Alignment.....................................................................................................................................................37
CELESTIAL OBSERVING...................................................................................................................................................................................38
 Observing the Moon............................................................................................................................................................................................38Lunar Observing Hints........................................................................................................................................................................................38Observing the Planets..........................................................................................................................................................................................38Observing the Sun...............................................................................................................................................................................................38Solar Observing Hints.........................................................................................................................................................................................39Observing Deep Sky Objects..............................................................................................................................................................................39Seeing Conditions...............................................................................................................................................................................................39Transparency.......................................................................................................................................................................................................39Sky Illumination..................................................................................................................................................................................................39Seeing.................................................................................................................................................................................................................39
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY.....................................................................................................................................................................................4
1
 Short Exposure Prime Focus Photography..........................................................................................................................................................41Eyepiece Projection.............................................................................................................................................................................................42Long Exposure Prime Focus Photography..........................................................................................................................................................43Terrestrial Photography.......................................................................................................................................................................................45Metering..............................................................................................................................................................................................................45Reducing Vibration.............................................................................................................................................................................................45CCD Imaging......................................................................................................................................................................................................45Auto Guiding......................................................................................................................................................................................................46
TELESCOPE MAINTENANCE...........................................................................................................................................................................47
 Care and Cleaning of the Optics..........................................................................................................................................................................47Collimation.........................................................................................................................................................................................................47
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
...............................................................................................................................................................................49
 
APPENDIX A – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
.........................................................................................................................................52
 
APPENDIX B – GLOSSARY OF TERMS
.........................................................................................................................................................53
 
APPENDIX C – LONGITUDES AND LATITUDES..........................................................................................................................................56
 
APPENDIX D – RS-232 CONNECTION..............................................................................................................................................................6
1
 
APPENDIX E – TIME ZONE MAP.....................................................................................................................................................................63
 
SKY MAPS..............................................................................................................................................................................................................65
 

Activity (5)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Stuart Landau liked this
Choral Wealth liked this
PATXITM liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->