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compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby mintycoop » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:30 pm

Right ladies and gents

The boy has purchased a Skywatcher 130p supatrak auto its out of the box put together, but I used the motor to set up the autotracking by pointing it North and setting the latitude scale at 0.

From what I am reading next I need to set up the local latitude for acurate tracking, and I am lost

I live in Norwich Uk, so is it the Northern or southern hemisphere ??? and whats my local latitude ??

I am definatly Lost, and the boy is running out of patience
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RE: compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby sftonkin » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:00 am

Norwich is approx 52.5* N
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RE: compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby worcspaul » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:50 am

One method I've come across is this:

Go to www.maps.google.co.uk
Enter your postcode
The map should now be centred on your postcode.

Copy the following piece of code and paste it into your browser's address bar (NOT the search bar):

[code]javascript:void(prompt(' ',gApplication.getMap().getCenter()));[/code]

A pop-up box will appear with the latitude/longitude of the centre of the map (the numbers will be negative for southern latitudes and western longitudes). For Norwich this is given as
(52.628101, 1.299349)
For practical purposes you'll probably want to round the numbers up to two decimal places:

52.63, 1.30

If you need to enter lat/long as degress, minutes, seconds, go to [url=http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html]Convert Latitude/Longitude[/url] and enter the coordinates in the converter. For the above, this results in

Latitude 52deg 37' 48"
Longitude 1deg 18' 0"
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RE: compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby fritsey » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:50 pm

The met office, of all places popped up on google when I put my town and latitude in google search. It seemed fairly accurate
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RE: compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby mintycoop » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:10 am

Thanks for the replys and I will give it a try
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RE: compleatly lost in set up and need help

Postby treva » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:03 am

Hi, hope this is of some use ? Kelling Heath spring star party is running around the 2nd April not far from Norwich all your questions would get answered and many more .
Hope this is of use
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