Re: Going to Unnamed Stars
thanks for the quick response.
--- In LX200GPS@yahoogroups.com, "autostaretx" <rseymour@...> wrote:
> --- In LX200GPS@yahoogroups.com, "kinglear3" <KingLear3@> wrote:
> > Can anyone tell me how I can use the Lx200 GPS to go to unnamed
> > stars/multiples. I can use the NGC, iIC, SAO & Caldwell modes &
> > can enter the right ascension and declination via the "User Object
> > "identified mode, but don't know how to enter stars identified by
> > the greek alphabet (i.e. Hercules beta or Leo gamma,...etc),
> > Zeta 2404, Omicron 358 or LDN 673.
> There are many of them listed under the Stars/multiple menu,
> but they're painful to scroll through.
> Most of the "greek" ones are under the Objects/Constellation menus.
> It's far easier to hook up a laptop and use a planetarium program, or
> Astroplanner (shareware from http://www.ilangainc.com/astroplanner )
> to quick hop around a complex catalog.
> There are literally -hundreds- of catalogs, so the Autostar isn't
> going to have them all (what's an LDN? Little Dark Nebulae?)
> have fun