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    Default Finding 46P?Wirtanen with Meade AudioStar



    I have had no luck finding this comet with my Meade LX90ACF. I now think that the main reason is that the AudioStar is pointing in the wrong direction. My AudioStar calculated the position (after GPS fix) as RA 02:50.9 Dec -05 deg 24 minutes while Stellarium calculates it at RA 3:03 Dec -05 deg 15 minutes. Thats 13 m out on the RA. What could the reason be? is the AudioStar just not very accurate at calculating comets or are my comet data inaccurate?
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    Default Re: Finding 46P?Wirtanen with Meade AudioStar

    Never used a Meade so cannot help with the audio star.
    In my opinion this website/page has the best comet data available, you can check the co-ords there along with a host of other valuable info.
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    Default Re: Finding 46P?Wirtanen with Meade AudioStar

    Skysafari 6pro gives these coordinates for tonight at roughly 8pm.
    It's a dropbox link since the forum is misbehaving.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sghfyshbrc...0x960.png?dl=0
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