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micnek

Improving pointing accuracy in Stellarium

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micnek

Hi!

I 'm quite new to Stellarium, but it works well for me in most cases. However, I had trouble trying to re-align Stellarium during the same observation session, eg. in situations when  my target is not longer centered properly in my FOV. I can easily re-align my SynScan v.3 by centering the object and confirming its position. However, Stellarium keeps in mind the old position (fault position), even if I close the connection to PC when performing re-alignment. I tried many different ways and various settings in order to re-align Stellarium, but it always go back to the old position. 

Anyone knows how to fix this problem?

It would be great to improve the pointing accuracy when searching for faint objects.

Thanks a lot for advise! 

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Bottletopburly

on the task bar of stellarium there is an icon next to the eye icon left hand side ,four arrows pointing inwards from the corners ,press this this will centre target you click on 

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Bottletopburly

If your using a pc , you may as well go the Eqmod route , does away with the handset then you could use Stellarium scope and Stellarium , there’s other software other than Stellarium, Carter’s du ciel, skytechX , you just need a Eqdirect cable that matches your mount  it does tidy things up .

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Ron Clarke

Agree with David, you can also just press the 'Space Bar' to centre an object. 🌝

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micnek

Thanks a lot guys! Sounds very simple - actually I saw that button but thought it did something else. I will try your recommendations in a few days (my telescope is at summer house) and will report the results! :)

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