How do you Use the Setting Circles Function?

When an object is identified, a dialogue box is displayed which brings together several pieces of information about the object (see the section Object information window). Note that you do not get this dialog box when the Control Panel is operational and when it include the object information fields. In this dialogue box, there is a tab which lets access the setting circles function. The image below shows the setting circles interface.

The purpose of this tool is to allow you to point the telescope at an object in a simple manner. The idea is to preset the hour angle and declination of the telescope and then to begin tracking at a time specified by the tool. To use this method the following conditions must be met:

This is how to use the function:

This method needs a bit of practice, but is usually very effective.

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