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1 Filename: GoTo Telescope Meade ETX -70AT Quick start Metochi Amfiet Quick Start Guide ETX: «Your Personal Window to the Universe» 1 Manual of Meade ETX-70AT 2 Parts Listing ETX-70AT Astro Telecope with Autostar Hand Controller Field Tripood Alt/Az alignment PC (Windows XP: UIA 32518) Meade Autostar Suit Version 5.50 Thumb screws (two pieces). The telescopes fork mount is attached directly to the Tripod platform. Base House has two holds on the bottom plate. Bubble Water Level to get the base platform in horizontal plane Battery Compartment. Six AA-size batteries in the batteries holder (page 3 of manual) D = 70 mm (lens diameter), F=350 mm (focus length), 25 mm Eyepiece, 4 mm Eyepiece: Meade: 4mm; 6,4 mm; Astro 12mm; 26 mm; 40 mm Eyepiece: 8-24mm (adjustable) Barlow Lens: 2X, 3X Eyepiece Holder 45 Erecting Prism (results in a fully correctly oriented image, for terrestrial observations) The image in 90 reflect light observation is reversed left for right Dust Cover (Remove the Dust Cover from the end of telescope tube). Dew Shield reduced the condense on the telescopes lens. USB-to-Serial Adapter Cabel, which allow you to control your telescope from PC. Connected between AUX and USB. Autostar Suit

2 3 Set Alt/Az Home Position Telescope in Home Position : tube in the north direction and horizontal plane. Set the tripod on a flat level surface Use Bubble Water Level to get the Tripod Base Platform in horizontal plane Unlock the Vertical Lock (Altitude adjustment, pages 5 and 4) and set the telescope tube horizontal (altitude: 0 degrees), use the water. Tightening the screw when the tube is in horizontal position Set 25mm eyepiece in 90 Eyepiece Holder (page 3). Tighten the attachment thumbscrew to a firm feel only. Make sure that the flip-mirror control is in the up position (Page 6) Turn the telescope horizontally (Azimuth adjustment) until it point north. Horizontal lock (pages 5 and 4) controls the manual horizontal movement of the telescope How to find the direction to the north? Polaris can help us.

3 - Using the Big Dipper as a guide and find Polaris (page 32). Sight along the side of the telescope main tube and turn the tube and lining up with the Polaris. - Unlock the Vertical Lock again and give the telescope an altitude of 39 degrees, use the Declination (Dec) Setting Circle (see pages 6 and 4) on left fork arm. Read the scale number and ad 39 degrees (latitude of Lesbos is the altitude of Polaris, 39 degrees) - Unlock the Horizontal Lock and move the telescope slightly back and forth to Polaris shows up in the eyepiece. Once Polaris is centered in the visual field, lock the Horizontal Lock. Then bring the tube back in horizontal position. Remember Polaris is the starkest star in this part of the sky. - The you are ready to align the telescope, - Go to Quick Start Guide, section, five 4 Setup - Power ON Go to Setupmenu - Press the «Speed/? Key (see page 3) to accept The Sun warning. - Keep pressing the ENTER key until Inntill/Lett and press MODE (you are in Setup menu, see page 16) The selected observing site - Setup/Sted: Use the Scroll Down key until Sted (eng. Site ) and press ENTER - Select: Displays the currently selected observing site (see page 20) - Press MODE - 5 Quick Start Guide Set Home Position (page 14-8) Power: ON MODE or SPEED/? MODE: Enter the current date. ENTER: Enter current Time (24 hour clock (blank) ENTER: Daylight Savings: Yes ENTER: Easy ENTER: Set Home Position (don t touch the telescope, You have already done it, the first step) ENTER: Slew to the first star to alignment. Use the Arrow keys to move the telescope until the star is visible and centered in the eyepiece. Press ENTER. Repeate procedure for the second alignment star. Pressing the SPEED/? key briefly changes the slew speed, which is shown for about two seconds on Autostar s display (page 22)

4 ENTER: Select Item/Object (page 16) 6 Alternative: AstroFinder Software/Autostar Suit Connect the PC and the telescope, use the USB-to-Serial Adapter Cabel. Get information about the USB-to-Serial COMM Port (COM3): Go to Device Manager: (Start/Innstillinger/Kontrollpanel/System/Maskinvare/Enhetsbehandling) Find the special COM-port in Device Manager, click on Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM3) and control the Driver and the Com Port configuration (see the operation instruction for the Adapter Cable) Open the star program Autostar Suit and connect the telescope: Telescope/Communications/Serial Port Setup : Choose COM3 The next step: Telescope/Protocol/AutoStar via Serial Port (WARNING ) VISES PÅ SKJERMEN Kontroller PC-klokken, velg «(GMT+02:00) Athens, Bucarest, Istanbul» og la klokken automatisk justeres for sommertiden (Daylight Savings). Go to menu bar and choose Time - Set Time & Date/Georgian. Her skal dato og lokal tid (Local Zonal) kontrolleres. Set «Daylight Savings» On and «Lokal time» ON. Set Time Zone: 2.0 (EET Eastern European Time). Click on Use system Time & Date - Set Location (Metochi): Latitude: 39 Deg/15 Min/ 0 Sec/ North; Longitude: 26 Deg/0 Min/0 Sec/ east Press Left button on PC mouse twice on object and press Slew Telescope Press Sync Telescope after centered the object in the eyepiece

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