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Meade LX200 Instruction Manual
7" Maksutov-Cassegrain, and 8", 10", and 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
 PPENDIX C: LX200 ALIGNMENT STAR LIBRARY AND STAR CHARTS:
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Never use a telescope or spotting scope to look at the Sun! Observing the Sun, even for the shortest fraction of a second, will cause irreversible damage to your eye as well as physical damage to the telescope or spotting scope itself.

[ toc ] 1. Alignment Stars

The LX200 utilizes 33 bright and well known stars to calibrate the telescope's Object Library in the ALTAZ and POLAR alignments. These stars were selected to allow observers from anywhere in the world on any given night, to be able to easily and quickly make precision alignments. The LX200 Alignment Star Library and Star Charts are below for your reference:

[ toc ] Table 9: LX200 Alignment Star Library

LX200 ALIGNMENT STAR LIBRARY
STAR NAME STAR# MAGNITUDE CONSTELL R/A DEC.
ACHERNAR 13 0.5 ERIDANUS 01 37.7 -57 14
ACRUXA 121 1.3 CRUX 12 26.6 -63 06
ALBIREO 223 3.1 CYGNUS 19 30.8 +27 58
ALKAID 140 1.9 URSA MAJOR 13 47.6 +49 19
ALDEBARAN 33 0.9 TAURUS 04 35.9 +16 31
ALNILAM 50 1.7 ORION 05 36.2 -01 12
ALPHARD 95 2 HYDRA 09 27.6 -08 39
ALPHEKKA 165 2.2 CORONABOR. 15 35.5 +26 43
ALTAIR 226 0.8 AQUILA 19 50.8 +08 52
ANTARES 177 0.9 SCORPIUS 16 29.5 -26 26
ARCTURUS 147 0 BOOTES 14 15.7 +19 11
BETELGUESE 56 0.4 ORION 05 55.2 +07 25
BOGARDUS 58 2.6 AURIGA 05 59.8 +37 13
CANOPUS 63 -0.7 CARINA 06 24.0 -52 42
CAPELLA 42 0.1 AURIGA 05 16.6 +46 00
CASTOR A 78 1.9 GEMINI 07 34.6 +31 53
DENEB 232 1.3 CYGNUS 20 41.5 +45 17
DENEBOLA 114 2.1 LEO 11 49.1 +14 34
DIPHDA 8 2 CETUS 00 43.6 -17 59
ENIF 238 2.4 PEGASUS 21 44.2 +09 53
FOMALHAUT 247 1.2 PISCES AUST. 22 57.7 -29 38
HADAR 144 0.6 CENTAURUS 14 03.9 -60 24
HAMAL 17 2 ARIES 02 07.2 +23 28
MARKAB 249 2.5 PEGASUS 23 04.8 +15 12
MIRA 20 2.1 CETUS 02 19.4 -02 58
POLARIS 19 2 URSA MINOR 02 14.7 +89 17
POLLUX 81 1.1 GEMINI 07 45.4 +28 02
PROCYON 80 0.4 CANIS MINOR 07 39.3 +05 14
REGULUS 100 1.4 LEO 10 08.5 +11 58
RIGEL 41 0.1 ORION 05 14.6 -08 12
SIRIUS 67 -1.5 CANIS MAJOR 06 45.2 -16 43
SPICA 138 1 VIRGO 13 25.2 -11 10
VEGA 214 0 LYRA 18 37.0 +38 47

Star Charts (for Northern Hemisphere Observers)

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