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Re: Technology question

Postby dave.b » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:02 am

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Re: Technology question

Postby Streamline989 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:53 pm

Hello, I have a Celestron 130eq Telescope.
I just purchased a starsense for it. Will I be able to mount it to my telescope?
It does not look like the brackets will fit anywhere on the tube.
Thanks, Tony R.
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Re: Technology question

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:25 pm

Streamline989 wrote:Hello, I have a Celestron 130eq Telescope.
I just purchased a starsense for it. Will I be able to mount it to my telescope?
It does not look like the brackets will fit anywhere on the tube.
Thanks, Tony R.

According to the manual, it replaces the finderscope - using either the large or small adapter as appropriate for your telescope type.

http://www.celestron.com/media/796188/9 ... _Pages.pdf

This assumes that your telescope is one of the listed ones.
Scopes: Meade 8" SCT, Skywatcher 127mm Mak, Raffle winner of SW ST80
For imaging: Pentax K5, Asda webcam, Star Adventurer (new toy)
For companionship: Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group.
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Re: Technology question

Postby Aratus » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:12 pm

A very good point. Normally a 'Celestron 130 EQ' is used to describe their 'astromaster' series. If so they are not goto telescopes, and not compatible with 'star sense'. Perhaps Streamline989 would like to let us know specifically which model he has - just in case.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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