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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:44 am 
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Hi I think I've got the setting circle figured out on the RA but not 100% when you dial in on an object after you finished do you move the RA clock back for instance if Jupiter is (09h 16.2m ) when you finish observing and the RA clock is at say (08h 10m ) do you move the RA back to (09h 16.2m ) with Jupiter in the center of the eyepiece before moving on to the next object I've tried this tonight and seam to be not to far off just wondering if this was the correct way to do it any advice would be much appreciated thanks for reading hope I've explained it correctly

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:02 pm 
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Its the way I would do it (if I could be bothered to use the Circles :) )
Point at a bright known object, not too far from the target you want to get5 to, set the circles to read correct RA/Dec, then move the scope until the RA/Dec matches the target. Before moving to another target, check that the RA/Dec is still good for whatever you are pointing at, then move to target number two RA/Dec etc.....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:52 pm 
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Hi Brian thanks for your help I've been determined to get to grips with the setting circles since I got the scope I've even sorted problem with the floppy RA circle with a bit of fome from my girlfriends tablet and stuck it between the RA circle and the date circle on the polar scope and it works spot on dosent get stuck any more

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