Available ports Available ports. Note that most programs that use astronomical devices already use ASCOM drivers and thus need no plug-ins. Then the object will be in the eyepiece’s field of view. This is important to keep in mind when observing astronomical objects which require high resolution for best viewing, such as planets and double stars. However, one end of the cable comes with a serial port connector. If anything is off-center, proceed with the collimation procedure.

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With the solar filter properly mounted, try looking at the shadow of the optical tube on the ground, move the tube until the shadow is at a minimum. Finder scope lens diameter. All four of these planets are not normally visible in the sky at one time, but chances are one or two of them will be. After that, you may need to vary the settings of the Reverse Encoder Counts checkboxes, experimenting with different combinations until you achieve a good alignment.

XT10i Intelliscope Orion To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. Limiting stellar magnitude Limiting stellar magnitude. If there is no lock ring the finder scope is focused by rotating the eyepiece.

Also placing a piece of white paper in the telescope tube opposite the focuser in other words, on the asckm side of the secondary mirror will also be helpful in collimating the secondary mirror.

A simple planisphere, or star wheel, can be a valuable tool for learning the constellations and seeing which ones are visible in the sky on a given night. If the magnetic ring is torn, contact Orion Customer Service. Newtonian reflectors will have either a spherical shaped mirror, which is less expensive to produce, or a higher quality parabola, which does not result in spherical aberration. Ports allow the mount to connect to devices such as autoguiders for long exposure photography without tedious manual guidingPC’s running planetarium software via the RS port and GPS receivers through the Aux port.


Telescopes on either very lightweight mounts or non tracking mounts such as Dobsonians intellisckpe capable of only very short exposures such as lunar photographs. Glass material Glass material.

Bearings molded from ultra-high molecular weight UHMW polyethylene and non-stick PTFE material provide silky smooth motion of the telescope on both axes. You have the intelliacope in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you’d prefer.

No telescope alignment will be perfect across the entire sky, and you can use the Sync command to reduce the errors in parts intelliscoe the sky where the initial alignment is not so good. You should identify two available alignment stars in the sky before even turning the Object Locator on. There are more than 14, enough for a lifetime of observation: Start by choosing bright objects to view.

ASCOM Driver for Digital Setting Circles

Does anyone know of any interface to do this? Then, you do a simple two-star alignment, where you point the telescope to one bright star, then another, pressing Enter each time. Focal ratio Focal ratio. I ask that because I noticed a pretty wide-ranging price difference in models. Ham radio call sign – W1XWX To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater.


It is so bright that sometimes it is visible to the naked eye during full daylight! This driver will not work with equatorial platforms. The distance from the center of a curved mirror or lens at which parallel light rays converge to a single point. Does my telescope require time to cool down? You can, however, enjoy the different colors of the stars and locate many pretty double and multiple stars.

Connecting IntelliScope to a Laptop with no serial port.

Is the LaserMate Collimator dangerous? Always use your lowest powered eyepiece in your telescope when starhopping.

A good way to judge if the seeing is good or not is to look at bright stars about 40 degrees above the horizon. And when you’re stargazing, Orion’s telescope cases and coversobserving gearred LED flashlightsastronomy books and star charts will make your observing sessions more convenient, comfortable and meaningful.

Next, point your telescope at that star, centering it in the field of view. The steadiness of the air, the seeing, can also limit how much magnification an image can tolerate. An 80mm to 90mm refractor or 4.