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    Default Hi from Wexford, Ireland



    Hi

    I just joined. It's great there's a forum like this! I'm a Celestron Nexstar 8SE user and am running into problems aligning using Solar System Align. I posted in the astroimaging forum - I hope that was the right one. Here's the post below - in case it's in the wrong place maybe someone could direct me to the correct place to put it? Thanks very much, Kev

    Hi

    I'm a Nexstar 8SE user for about 10 months, only now beginning to try aligning as I want to start planetary imaging (neximage 5, arrived yesterday).
    I'm trying to do a basic Solar System Align. Here's the set up

    mount is level
    gps coords are correct
    time is correct - hh:mm:ss
    standard time is set (this is correct?)
    timezone is universal time (this is correct)
    date - 03/01/17 (today's date)
    select object (jupiter)
    set it in viewfinder, select ENTER
    set it in eyepiece, select ALIGN
    hit ENTER (this isn't in manual, but I read somewhere to do this)

    Then....

    The mount is very slowly turning (can't see it, but I hear it), but Jupiter just drifts out of view, as if I hadn't aligned at all.

    This is driving me crazy - am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks

    Kev

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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hi Kev! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hello Kev and Welcome Aboard!
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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hi and welcome to the forums Kev!

    I am not familiar with the nexstar range but can hazard a good guess, I would try a two star align rather than the solar system align.
    The two star align will be way more accurate and if done correctly will keep most objects dead center.
    Hopefully other 8SE owners will drop by and offer you some solid advice.
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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hi Kev. We're all excited to have you on board with us. I don't know much about the NexStar line of telescopes, but you may find lots of help on this sub-forum, at:

    Celestron NexStar Telescope Forum

    I hope this helps Kev, and welcome to the forum.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hello and welcome to the forums Kev, enjoy your scope
    I posted a possible answer in your other thread.
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    Default Re: Hi from Wexford, Ireland

    Hi Kev, and welcome here to the Forum!

    I do not have an option to do "solar system align" with my scope. I have had good luck with 2 star alignment. Why don't you give that a try?

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    Hi and welcome to the forum, Kev!

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