Here is the basic
start-up procedure for the Celestron Advanced series CG5-GT with Nexstar
Please note the highlighted buttons - ALIGN -
ENTER - UNDO - across the top and UP(6) and DOWN (9)
These are the main buttons used to move around the
The arrow buttons move the mount only NOT the
Ok, now to set up....
Ensure the Index marks on the mount are lined up
before turning the mount on.
Turn on Mount and handset should light up.
It should say "Press Enter to begin alignment"
Press the ENTER button.
Next onscreen message is "MOVE MOUNT TO INDEX MARKS",
this should already be done so press
Next onscreen message "Enter Time"
Using the number keys enter the time, as close as
possible to the actual time, a few seconds out does not matter. Enter the
time in 24hr format i.e. 19:30:00 for 7.30 pm.
Once time is inputted press
Next message "Select One"
"Daylight Saving" or "Standard" Daylight
saving is for British Summer Time, Standard is for GMT (winter)
and Down buttons to choose
the correct time and press ENTER
Then "Time Zone"
Ensure "Universal Time" is selected and press
Ensure you enter the date correctly Month / Day
/ Year i.e. 12/07/11 is 7th December 2011
Once inputted press
Now you choose whether to do 1 Star Align, 2 Star
Align or Solar System Align (Planets)
and DOWN buttons choose what
you wish to do and press ENTER
Choose star to align on using
DOWN buttons and press
Scope should now slew to the selected Star / Planet.
Using your finderscope as a guide use the Arrow
Buttons to get the object in the centre of your finder scope, revert to your
eyepiece or camera and adjust further to get the star near to the centre of
your view, press ENTER and
then again fine tune the star into the centre and press
ALIGN. You will be asked for
the next star to use for alignment. Use the same instructions to align the
second star and press ALIGN
Now, you can if you like add Calibration Stars "USE
CALIB STAR" will appear, if you wish to use them choose the star and align
as above, otherwise just hit UNDO and you should then have "Alignment
Success" on the handset. Enjoy the night sky!