Note:  To scroll through a list on the ETX hand controller, use the Up and Down buttons on the bottom of the hand controller rather than the arrow keys in the middle of the controller.

First Steps

Be sure to lock the clutches in each axis (lever on the left-right axis, knob on the up-down axis) before beginning the alignment.

The ETX 60/70/80 telescopes does not include a finderscope of any kind.  This is really a necessary item.  A red-dot finder such as a StarPointer is highly recommended.

Aligning the Telescope

1.  Press SPEED to skip Sun warning

2.  Press ENTER to begin alignment procedure

3.  Enter date by using the arrow keys, press ENTER when finished

4.  Enter time by using the arrow keys, press ENTER when finished

5.  Select Yes or No for Daylight Saving Time, press ENTER

6.  Press ENTER for Align Easy

7.  Use the arrow keys to aim the telescope North and Level (horizontal)

8.  Press ENTER

Telescope will search for first alignment star, then point to that star in the sky

9.  Press SPEED until set at 0.5°/sec

10.  Use Arrow keys to center star in finderscope

11.  Press SPEED until set at 32x

12.  Use Arrow keys to center star in eyepiece

13.  Press ENTER

Telescope will search for second alignment star, then point to that star in the sky

14.  Press SPEED until set at 0.5°/sec

15.  Use Arrow keys to center star in finderscope

16.  Press SPEED until set at 32x

17.  Use Arrow keys to center star in eyepiece

18.  Press ENTER

Telescope is now aligned

Selecting Objects from the Catalog

1.  Press ENTER to select OBJECTS

2.  Use the Up and Down buttons to select Catalog (Solar System, Messier, etc.), press ENTER

3.  Select object from the catalog by using the arrow keys to select from a list or enter a number using the keypad

4.  Press ENTER to select object

5.  Press GOTO to send telescope to that object

6.  Press MODE to return to previous menus