This is just a little website with some useful information and tools that will help you use the telescope, along with the download's for the instructions :)
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Plate Solving Tools. This is a handy web app I built myself to help find a target. Just enter in a SIMBAD reference, upload a photo and it will tell you the new coordinates! If you have any feedback about this tool/bugs you have please email me.
When trying to find an object it can be useful to have some reference images for the target you are viewing. These are some links to sites/software that could be useful and are more targeted towards those who are using the CCD. All of the services below are free to use!
Astrometry.net This is an excellent plate solver that I use personally at home and at the Observatory. It is also the plate solver that is running on this server for the Plate Solving Tools. You can upload an image and it will tell you exactly where you are pointing your telescope. Using the offset between where the mount thinks it is and where it actually is can be used to point to exactly where you need to be.
Stellarium Super useful for finding out the RA and DEC of your target as it can lookup SIMBAD references. It will also show you exactly where it will be in the sky. It's also open source! You can set up the telescope along with the CCD within Stellarium. This allows you to see exactly what you can see through the FOV.
Note that the latitude and longitude is on the wall of the dome. This is useful to write down for use in software such as Stellarium.
Last updated 27th Feb 2023Download
These are the beeps the mount should make when:
Balance checked and is okay
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