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#1 Steve S

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 05:35 PM

  The other night I tried something out of curiosity :  I turned my LX90 GPS on , connected it to my laptop , established a comm link to Autostar Suite .  I then moved the cursor to an object , hit "slew scope" and it actually worked .  I did not due a star alignment prior to this .
  The next test will be to do this again - but with the LNT module unplugged . . . I'm curious to see if the settings in the suite program will inform the the un-aligned , time-date-location ignorant 497 ?
  I'll post my results when I find out .
Steve S
Equipment :
12 " Meade LX90 GPS
13.1" Coulter Dobsonian--4sale, 
80mm W.O. - Megrez SD
18" NGT / JMI 
DSI  2 , LPI , Orion SSAG
Modified Canon 400D  XTI
Panasonic DMC FZ50

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