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 ====== Using the telescope mount with the computer ====== ====== Using the telescope mount with the computer ======
  
-Below is a list of guideline ​to get the telescope mount working together with the computer. Click on a link for more specific details:+Below is a list of guidelines ​to get the telescope mount working together with the computer. Click on a link for more specific details:
  
   - [[#Switch on the mount]]   - [[#Switch on the mount]]
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 A. [[#​Synchronize the telescope position with the object on the computer]] A. [[#​Synchronize the telescope position with the object on the computer]]
  
-Q. Errormessage ​when connecting CdC with the mount.+Q. Error message ​when connecting CdC with the mount.
  
 A. [[#Check the driver settings]] A. [[#Check the driver settings]]
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 Ensure that the system date and time of the computer are in sync with the Ensure that the system date and time of the computer are in sync with the
 current time! The date and time are shown in the lower right corner of the current time! The date and time are shown in the lower right corner of the
-screen. As the computers in the domes are connected to an NTP server, this+screen. As the computers in the domes are connected to NTP server, this
 should already be the case. should already be the case.
  
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 The figure on the left shows the icons in the icon bar that provide The figure on the left shows the icons in the icon bar that provide
-the telescope functionality. From left to right these are+the telescope functionality. From left to right these are:
  
   - Telescope configuration window;   - Telescope configuration window;
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 after a few seconds the red square will turn green. If it fails to connect, after a few seconds the red square will turn green. If it fails to connect,
 i.e. the square stays red, check the *port configuration* tab. This should i.e. the square stays red, check the *port configuration* tab. This should
-contain the following settings.:+contain the following settings:
  
   Serial port: COM1   Serial port: COM1
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   Interval timeout: 250   Interval timeout: 250
  
-If these setting ​still result in a failing connection try a higher value of the+If these settings ​still result in a failing connection try a higher value of the
 interval timeout. interval timeout.
  
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 The mount will now move to the parking position. The mount will now move to the parking position.
  
-**note**: To be able to move the telescope after parking, you first have to unpark+**note**: To be able to move the telescope after it is parked, you first have to unpark
 it using the handheld control! it using the handheld control!
  
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 === The mount doesn'​t move: unpark the mount via the handheld control === === The mount doesn'​t move: unpark the mount via the handheld control ===
  
-After starting up the mount, it can be in the parking mode. This means the you+After starting up the mount, it can be in the parking mode. This means you
 cant move the telescope by pressing the direction buttons on the handheld cant move the telescope by pressing the direction buttons on the handheld
 control. To unpark the telescope, navigate the following menu items on the control. To unpark the telescope, navigate the following menu items on the
 handheld control: **Menu** -> **Alignment** -> **Enter** -> **Unpark** -> handheld control: **Menu** -> **Alignment** -> **Enter** -> **Unpark** ->
-**Enter**. When the handheld control asks a confirmation,​ press **Enter**.+**Enter**. When the handheld control asks for a confirmation,​ press **Enter**.
  
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   - Point the telescope to a well known star. You can optimize the position of the star in the field of view by using the arrow buttons on the handheld control. Ensure that the location of the star is in the center of the field of view before proceeding to the next step.   - Point the telescope to a well known star. You can optimize the position of the star in the field of view by using the arrow buttons on the handheld control. Ensure that the location of the star is in the center of the field of view before proceeding to the next step.
-  - Find the star that you have pointed the telescope to on the map of CdC. You can do this by using the menu Edit -> Advanced Search. Or click on the binocular icon. Or scroll the map by pressing the middle mouse button while moving the mouse. If the map doesn'​t scroll disable the '​scroll lock' by clicking on the anchor icon so that it is turned off.+  - Find the star that you have pointed the telescope to on the map of CdC. You can do this by using the menu **Edit** -> **Advanced Search**. Or click on the binocular icon. Or scroll the map by pressing the middle mouse button while moving the mouse. If the map doesn'​t scrolldisable the '​scroll lock' by clicking on the anchor icon so that it is turned off.
   - Select the star by clicking it using the left mouse button.   - Select the star by clicking it using the left mouse button.
   - Click the middle of the 3 telescope icons (Sync). If a confirmation question is shown to center on <object name>, click OK. If no object name is shown, retry this step again.   - Click the middle of the 3 telescope icons (Sync). If a confirmation question is shown to center on <object name>, click OK. If no object name is shown, retry this step again.
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 **Telescope** tab. Ensure the following settings are used: **Telescope** tab. Ensure the following settings are used:
  
-  - Select the *CdC plugin* as the telescope interface.+  - Select the **CdC plugin** as the telescope interface.
   - Select "​Meade.tid"​ as the Telescope plugin.   - Select "​Meade.tid"​ as the Telescope plugin.
  
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