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The position panel

The position panel (Fig. 4) serves as input for object coordinates and automatic positioning of the telescope. Type in object name, its coordinates and equinox, and press enter. The coordinates are precessed to the current equinox and written to a buffer displayed in the lower part of the panel. The predicted telescope position (azimuth, height) is given, as well as the distance ($\Delta\alpha$,$\Delta\delta$) the telescope will have to move to reach the requested position.


Dieter Engels