Gotoing the First Goto

Assuming the go-to alignment was completed successfully, it is time to let it rip: Send the telescope to its first object. Which object? That is for you to decide. Pick something exciting that is also easy to identify. Jupiter, Saturn, M42 (winter), M13 (summer), or some other bright and spectacular object is perfect both to verify that the scope is working properly and to give you a treat for all the work you have done. How exactly do you go-to an object? That depends on the scope. Reference the manual for instructions. As mentioned in Chapter 5, objects are available from dedicated NexStar buttons (the Autostar II also has this feature) and are accessed from nested menus on the Autostar. However it is done, send the CAT to something nice and spend a while enjoying the view and showing it off to family and friends.

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