the Guide Book for
Meade ETX telescopes, Meade 497 Autostar, Meade Tripod
and precision instruction for:
ETX-Autostar System: the telescope, Autostar and tripod
How the system must work as a whole.
Precision DEC Dial setting.
Precision telescope leveling for Polar and Alt/Az Home position.
Precision Home positions (Polar & Alt/Az)
Meade Autostar setup
Get exact Latitude and Longitude of your
address without a GPS unit
Precision time any time from an atomic clock to the second.
Fine tune Autostar with your telescope
- Correct and
precision method to Train Drive
drive lack time (telescope does not move immediately after
you push the button)
jerky telescope movements
- Eliminates and avoid motor
Precision setting of Latitude
North? Which North to use?
Magnetic North and Magnetic declination compensation
North Celestial Pole
How to find the EXACT True North Celestial Pole, precision method
Do you know you must align North before a Star alignment?
use compass for north alignment and magnetic declination
How to align with the Pole star.
How to align to the North Celestial Pole precisely for perfect
GOTO and tracking
Align only once for permanent type telescope pier or stand.
Precision star alignment method
Star Alignment troubleshooting
focal length, magnification, field of view reference table
the Computer Screen
Control the telescope from your compute, point the telescope
to a star with your mouse.
Software to control your telescope.
What can be easier than looking
at the computer screen and compare the screen with the sky.
Point and Click the telescope to the star of you choice right
on the computer screen. Want to see all the stars of a constellation?
Just point and click on each star of the constellation from
you computer screen. There is no need to find them yourself
in the sky.
Hold down the left mouse button
and drag, the sky rotates with your mouse movement! Your browse
the entire sky with you mouse.
Spin the mouse wheel and you
zoom in on the target.
Tips on setting up your Autostar.
Find the EXACT longitude and latitude of your location.
Connect and test the connection of you telescope with the
Quick setup of the planetarium/telescope control software.
A simplified user manual/quick tip for immediate use of the
telescope control software.
is on the CD:
read the Guide Book if you don't already have one
your telescope from PC
for Palm OS PDA
your telescope from Palm OS PDA
Clock System time for PC
The Guide Book on CD