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Celestron Auto-aligning Problem

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Posted by Joe Roundy on January 6, 2002 01:25:05 UTC

I have a Celestron 114GT. In attempting to execute the "auto-align", there seems to be a problem. I level the tube and point it north (using a compass. Hey, it was daylight). Enter the date, time, location, etc., it then attempts to align with stars, that I could not see. Assuming it was close, I accepted its location for the stars. Then I instructed it to locate the sun. After a warning about pointing the scope at the sun, it skewed to a location. However, it was at least 45 degree off. I asked it to find Mercury and Mars, same thing, minimally 45 degrees of.

Any thoughts?

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