This menu contains the three special functions that can only be performed
with an LX200.
|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. |
This allows you to center any part of the object on the
screen. The PC will move the telescope the precise amount for you. You must
have the correct information entered into the Field of View Calculator first,
This feature allows you
to image large areas of the sky without manually moving the telescope. As
with AutoCenter, you must have current information in the Field of View
Calculator for this function to work properly.
The default mosaic size is 3 frames by three, with a 20 percent overlap.
Mosaics up to 7 X 7 are supported, with overlaps from 5% to 90%. Overlaps
of less that 15% are not recommended. The mosaic does not have to be rectangular;
for example a 4X2 or 6x3 mosaic is perfectly acceptable. Each frame of the
mosaic is taken using the current exposure setup, and the numbering is shown
in the window above.
The mosaic will always start at the bottom left, then move the telescope
up, then over one row and down, then over and up again, etc. The frame order
is provided so that you will know how to put the images together later.
You should save the images with names that will make putting them together