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Celestron 114 GT Troubleshooting

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Posted by Keith Crumpton on January 2, 2001 07:23:56 UTC

I found a couple of problems that temporarily prevented me from alignment. 1.) The optical tube was inserted backwards, but it is easily removed by unloosening the "tube holder" connected to the arm. Remove and replace tube in the position as seen on your manual. 2.) The arm's tube holder clamp needs to be turned a 180 degrees as well as it was updside down. Again look on your manual and you will see the brand name label right side up as mine was upside down. Both of these problems were making the telescope slew down to the ground when goto planet Jupiter was selected and other preset space items to anywhere! but to the object. 3.) Another overlooked problem may be you are trying to enter military time and this model is not programmed for that so just enter as usual and enter pm or am.and the other parameters. P.S.I purchased an ac/dc radio shack adapter and it is more efficient than batteries.

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