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Magellan Telescope Computer System Instruction Manual
 II. Installation
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.
The Magellan Telescope Computer System can be attached to a variety of Meade Telescopes. An installation instruction sheet has been included along with the specialized brackets and encoders required by your telescope. Read through all of the installation instructions before beginning work and then carefully follow each step to insure a durable and permanent result.

After the encoders and brackets have been attached to the telescope, the Magellan System may be connected and operated. A 9 volt battery, supplied by the user, will need to be installed in the compartment located in the bottom rear portion of the handbox. The encoder cable is attached to the handbox using the 8-pin phone connector. The Magellan System is now ready to perform the functions available in a standalone mode of operation.

Magellan can also be connected to Epoch 2000 or other compatible software products using the RS-232 interface. This is done by connecting your serial interface cable to the 6-pin connector on the side of the Magellan handbox. Details about this form of operation are found in the Serial Interface section of this manual.

Figure 1: Magellan I Handbox Controller

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