Aligning a Computerized Telescope

Aligning an Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope

Aligning the Telescope Tip:  The telescope must be aligned on two stars which must be chosen by the user.  Try to select stars which are widely spaced in the sky and preferably not directly overhead.  Polaris is also not recommended. 1. Point the telescope vertically until it reaches the stop.  Press ENTER. 2. Use the… More »

Aligning an Orion Atlas EQ-G

Note:  To select items from a list on the Atlas EQ-G hand controller, use the scroll buttons at the bottom of the hand controller rather than the arrow keys at the top. First Steps Balance the telescope.  For help with this, see the Balancing a Telescope section. Polar align the telescope mount.  Use of the… More »

Aligning a Meade RCX400

Note:  To scroll through a list on the RCX 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 clutch knobs in each axis before beginning the alignment procedure. Aligning the Telescope… More »

Aligning a Meade LXD75

First Steps Balance the telescope.  For help with this, see the Balancing a Telescope section. Polar align the telescope mount.  Only a fairly accurate alignment should be necessary.  For help with this, see the Polar Alignment section. Lock the clutch lever on each axis before beginning the alignment. Aligning the Telescope 1.  Press 5 to… More »

Aligning a Meade LX200GPS and LX200R

Note:  To scroll through a list on the LX200 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 clutch knobs in each axis before beginning the alignment procedure. Aligning the Telescope… More »

Aligning a Meade LX90GPS

Note:  To scroll through a list on the LX90GPS 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 clutch knobs in each axis before beginning the alignment procedure. Aligning the Telescope… More »

Aligning a Meade ETX Premier Edition

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. Aligning the Telescope 1.  Press 0 to begin automatic alignment If this is the first time using the telescope, you… More »

Aligning a Meade ETX 60, ETX 70, and ETX 80

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… More »

Aligning a Celestron NexStar SLT

Note:  To select items from a list on the NexStar SLT hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. Aligning the Telescope 1.  Press ENTER to begin the alignment 2.  Press ENTER to select SkyAlign 3.  Press UNDO to edit site information 4.  Select… More »

Aligning a Celestron NexStar SE Series

Note:  To select items from a list on the NexStar SE hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. Aligning the Telescope 1.  Press ENTER to begin the alignment 2.  Press ENTER to select SkyAlign 3.  Press UNDO to edit site information 4.  Select… More »

Aligning a Celestron NexStar GPS

Note:  To select items from a list on the NexStar GPS hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. First Steps The telescope tube must be pointed below horizontal before beginning the alignment procedure.  Be sure to lock the clutch lever in each axis… More »

Aligning a Celestron CPC

Note:  To select items from a list on the CPC hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. First Steps The telescope can be in any orientation to start the alignment.  Be sure to lock the clutch knob in each axis before beginning. Aligning… More »

Aligning a Celestron CGE

Note:  To select items from a list on the CGE hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. First Steps Balance the telescope.  For help with this, see the Balancing a Telescope section. Polar align the telescope mount.  Use of the optional polar axis… More »

Aligning a Celestron Advanced Series GT

Note:  To select items from a list on the Advanced Series GT hand controller, use the UP and DOWN buttons (6 and 9) on the right side of the hand controller. First Steps Balance the telescope.  For help with this, see the Balancing a Telescope section. Polar align the telescope mount.  Only a fairly accurate… More »