Observational Astronomy

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Observational Astronomy

This wiki will give a full explanation on how to use the Celestron CPC 800, and how, through the use of the native GPS tracking software within the telescope as well as the computer program Stellarium, one can observe various planets and stars. The first step is grabbing the needed components. You'll need the telescope and telescope stand, the Celestron Visual Back and star diagonal, or Orion Flip Mirror. These two components are shown below.

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You'll also need an observing lens. We have two a 24mm and 6.7mm Meade. Those are shown below.

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You'll also need a com port cable shown below to hook up the telescope with the computer.

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