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Celestron hand control: where to input lat. and long.?

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Hi folks:

After the hand control for my 8SE died I ordered a new one. Of course, the style is slightly different from the old one and I can't find where to input latitude and longitude for the observing location. There is a database of cities, but the old controller let me get more specific via. lat. and long. data. This new controller is the one with the Celestron logo on the lowest left button.

Anyone know if there is a way to input latitude and longitude? THANKS!
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I believe it is power on, press align then press undo/ return until it brings up the coordinate screen.
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Thanks, Lady Fraktor. Yes. Got it. Power on - "Align" - "Back" 4 times to "City Database" then scroll down one to "Custom Site" and then "Enter." After you've done that once, then with subsequent power on action you only need to press "Align" and "Back" once to get to the right screen.

A little gripe at Celestron: The manuals are poorly written and embarrassingly brief. There are a number of things about the SE that a user should know that aren't covered in the manual. And this isn't limited to Celestron. Too often user manuals are written by the engineers who designed the product, not the folks who will use it. Product manuals should be written by professional writers who are not otherwise involved in the product and can look at it from the perspective of someone coming to it for the first time.

Anyhow, thanks again, Lady Fraktor.
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I have ASGT/ AVX manuals back to the first version and the manuals after the second one get poorer and poorer on providing information on using and adjusting the programming.
By the time Celestron produced the AVX the manual was better used as a pizza napkin while you figured things out on your own....
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
Mounts: Berlebach Planet w/ 410mm pier, Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ 250mm pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, Skywatcher EQ-5 w/ dual drives, TAL MT1C w/ wood tripod, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & 200mm half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Long Perng Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Lady Fraktor wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:34 pm I have ASGT/ AVX manuals back to the first version and the manuals after the second one get poorer and poorer on providing information on using and adjusting the programming.
By the time Celestron produced the AVX the manual was better used as a pizza napkin while you figured things out on your own....
An effect of the jolly old internet, manufacturers first shifted to PDF's - to save on printing costs (give me a book any day!). Then there was the -look at the blogs - or the real back door - we have a comuunity forum (answer your own damn questions!). Finally to brief edutorial video's [which are more sales tools than anything else].

How do I know - it happened in my industry too - along with 'let's get rid of the guys that know stuff (too expensive) and use interns (slave labour) as they are the future! The future may not be bright, but it will be cheap.

Not that any of this annoyed me. As you can probably tell - oh no, not in the slightest! :Boo: :flame: :veryconfused:
Cheers,

Tony.

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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

AP Refractor: Altair Starwave 80ED F7; 1x PlanoStar Flattener; Altair Starwave 0.8 FF/FR; Antares Versascope 60mm finder.

Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI 533 Pro TEC; ZWO ASI224MC; SvBony 305; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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You've nailed it, Greenman. Don't get me started. After the revolution, when I am named emperor, I will revoke the diplomas of all the engineers who design products stupidly, which is most of them, and I will further consign them to spend eternity trying to repair them. Frankly, I think Celestron contracted out the hand control software to the same outfit that designed the website for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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gregl wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:58 pm You've nailed it, Greenman. Don't get me started. After the revolution, when I am named emperor, I will revoke the diplomas of all the engineers who design products stupidly, which is most of them, and I will further consign them to spend eternity trying to repair them. Frankly, I think Celestron contracted out the hand control software to the same outfit that designed the website for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you are emperor, can I be executioner?

Outsourcing, arghh!

As functional as Just In Time, or as its better known - 'Where the hell are they'?'
You know, I think I'm getting old - nah, its maturity.
Cheers,

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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

AP Refractor: Altair Starwave 80ED F7; 1x PlanoStar Flattener; Altair Starwave 0.8 FF/FR; Antares Versascope 60mm finder.

Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI 533 Pro TEC; ZWO ASI224MC; SvBony 305; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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No, Greenman, we will not execute them. That would put them out of their misery. They need to suffer. But you can supervise the smoldering sulfurated pit where they will languish while being forced to read inscrutable instruction manuals for junk out of their areas of "expertise" and then be forced to try to repair garbage that was made so that it cannot be repaired.

As to old, when you're young you don't realize that you are being fed a line. Now that we're old, we're just tired of all the b.s.
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gregl wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:24 pm No, Greenman, we will not execute them. That would put them out of their misery. They need to suffer. But you can supervise the smoldering sulfurated pit where they will languish while being forced to read inscrutable instruction manuals for junk out of their areas of "expertise" and then be forced to try to repair garbage that was made so that it cannot be repaired.

As to old, when you're young you don't realize that you are being fed a line. Now that we're old, we're just tired of all the b.s.
Fair enough, pit supervisor sounds ideal!

Yes, b.s. and MBA wisdom; age brings a satisfying allergy to shoeshine. Youth has a fear of reality and an odd belief that you can change the world - reality is -it changes us.
Cheers,

Tony.

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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

AP Refractor: Altair Starwave 80ED F7; 1x PlanoStar Flattener; Altair Starwave 0.8 FF/FR; Antares Versascope 60mm finder.

Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI 533 Pro TEC; ZWO ASI224MC; SvBony 305; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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