ARGO NAVIS TPAS FOR ALT / AZ MOUNTS WITH SERVOCAT GOTO SYSTEM


INITIAL SET UP

SET DATE, TIME AND LOCATION IN MODE SETUP

(FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME CHANGE TIME ZONE NOT ACTUAL TIME RE: EST IS NORMALLY -5 CHANGE TO -4)

CONFIRM ALTITUDE REFERENCE POINT

IN MODE SETUP TURN REFRACTION ON

IF TPAS HAS NOT BEEN USED BEFORE YOU MUST TURN SAMPLE MODE ON AS FOLLOWS:


SCROLL TO “MODE SETUP” HIT ENTER

SCROLL TO “SETUP MNT ERRORS” HIT ENTER

“ACQUIRE DATA” WILL APPEAR HIT ENTER.

“SAMPLE MODE” WILL APPEAR, TURN ON BY SCROLLING DIAL.

HIT ENTER. THEN HIT EXIT TWICE TO GET BACK TO THE MAIN MENU.

TURN ARGO OFF TO SET

NOTE: ONCE YOU SET THIS UP IT’S ON ALL THE TIME UNTIL YOU TURN IF OFF.


NIGHT TIME SETUP


BEGIN AS NORMAL DOING YOUR ALTITUDE REFERENCE.

MOVE ON TO YOUR FIRST ALIGNMENT STAR AND ENTER IT IN. SELECT YOUR SECOND ALIGNMENT STAR ABOUT 60 DEGREES AWAY IN AZIMUTH (SHOULD BE AT A DIFFERENT ALTITUDE THEN YOUR FIRST STAR BUT NOT THAT IMPORTANT) ENTER IT IN. (DO NOT MOVE YOUR SCOPE) YOUR SCOPE WILL NOW BE TRACKING.

HIT EXIT.

SCROLL TO MODE IDENTIFY HIT ENTER “FIND ANY OBJECT” WILL APPEAR SCROLL DIAL TO “FIND STAR” HIT ENTER. “FAINTEST MAG ANY” WILL APPEAR SCROLL DIAL AND CHANGE TO “FAINTEST MAG +3” HIT ENTER. “IN ANY CONSTELLATION WILL APPEAR HIT ENTER 3 TIMES TO SELECT “WITHIN 360* ARC” HIT ENTER 2 MORE TIMES. YOUR SECOND ALIGNMENT STAR WILL NOW BE DISPLAYED AS FOUND.

HIT ENTER TO SHOW GUIDE ARROWS. HIT ENTER AGAIN “DESCRIPTION” WILL BE DISPLAYED AND BLINKING. SCROLL TO “SAMPLE MOUNT ERROR”. (ONCE YOU SCROLL TO “SAMPLE MOUNT ERROR” IT WILL REMAIN)

CENTER STAR AND HIT ENTER. “ITEM 1 WITH THE DELTA WARP SIGN” WILL MOMENTARILY APPEAR AND THEN RETURN TO THE GUIDE ARROWS. HIT EXIT TO RETURN TO “FOUND”

FROM HERE YOU WANT TO SELECT 4 MORE STARS APPROXIMATELY 60 DEGREES APART IN AZIMUTH AND AT DIFFERENT ALTITUDES, AVOIDING ZENITH. (MAX OF ABOUT 80 DEGREES IN ALTITUDE) MOVING THE SCOPE IN THE SAME AZIMUTH DIRECTION. (RE: IF YOUR SECOND ALIGNMENT STAR WAS IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION FROM YOUR FIRST ALIGNMENT STAR CONTINUE IN THAT DIRECTION)

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE STAR NAMES YOU CAN SIMPLY MOVE THE SCOPE WITH THE SERVOCAT DIRECTION KEYS ON THE HAND PAD (IT IS RECOMMENDED TO KEEP THE SCOPE ENGAGED SO IT’S TRACKING) THE APPROXIMATE DISTANCES STATED ABOVE.

AS THE SCOPE GETS CLOSE NEW STAR NAMES WILL APPEAR IN THE ARGO DISPLAY AS “FOUND” STOP MOVING THE SCOPE HIT ENTER ON THE ARGO TO DISPLAY THE GUILD ARROWS. YOU CAN NOW HIT THE GOTO BUTTON ON THE SERVOCAT HAND PAD TO CONTINUE TO THE STAR. CENTER THE STAR HIT ENTER “SAMPLE MOUNT ERROR” WILL APPEAR HIT ENTER “ITEM 2 WITH THE DELTA WARP SIGN” WILL MOMENTARILY APPEAR AND THEN RETURN TO THE GUIDE ARROWS. HIT EXIT TO RETURN TO “FOUND” AND MOVE ON TO YOUR 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH TPAS STAR IN THE SAME MANNER.

FINISH BY SAMPLING YOUR FIRST ALIGNMENT STAR AS YOUR LAST (ITEM 6) TPAS STAR.

AFTER COMPLETED EXIT BACK TO THE MAIN MENU SCROLL TO “MODE SETUP” HIT ENTER. THE DISPLAY SHOULD BE ON “SAMPLE MNT ERROR” (IF NOT SCROLL TO “SAMPLE MNT ERROR”) HIT ENTER “ACQUIRE DATA” WILL APPEAR, SCROLL TO “COMPUTE ERRORS” HIT ENTER. THE SAMPLING WILL SCROLL THROUGH ON THE SCREEN WAIT FOR IT TO FINISH. “USE NOW” WILL APPEAR HIT ENTER. EXIT OUT BACK TO THE MAIN MENU SCROLL TO MODE CATALOG AND YOUR ON YOUR WAY.

IN THE EVENT YOUR SCOPE MISSES AN OBJECT (VERY UNLIKELY) AT ANY TIME DURING YOUR SESSION YOU CAN ENTER IN A NEW TPAS STAR TO THE IE MODEL AS FOLLOWS: EXIT BACK TO “MODE IDENTIFY” HIT ENTER. THE CLOSEST +3 MAG STAR TO YOUR LOCATION WILL APPEAR. HIT ENTER TO DISPLAY THE GUIDE ARROWS. (MAKE SURE IT’S NOT A STAR THAT WAS ALREADY SAMPLED) HIT THE GOTO BUTTON ON THE SERVOCAT HAND PAD. CENTER THE STAR, HIT ENTER TO DISPLAY “SAMPLE MNT ERROR” HIT ENTER. “ITEM 7 WITH THE DELTA WARP WILL MOMENTARILY APPEAR THEN GO BACK TO THE GUILD ARROWS. HIT EXIT.

AFTER COMPLETED EXIT BACK TO THE MAIN MENU SCROLL TO “MODE SETUP” HIT ENTER. THE DISPLAY SHOULD BE ON “SAMPLE MNT ERROR” (IF NOT SCROLL TO “SAMPLE MNT ERROR”) HIT ENTER “ACQUIRE DATA” WILL APPEAR, SCROLL TO “COMPUTE ERRORS” HIT ENTER. THE SAMPLING WILL SCROLL THROUGH ON THE SCREEN WAIT FOR IT TO FINISH. “USE NOW” WILL APPEAR HIT ENTER. EXIT OUT BACK TO THE MAIN MENU SCROLL TO MODE CATALOG AND DO A GOTO MOVE BACK TO THE OBJECT THAT THE SCOPE MISSED.
IT SHOULD BE THERE.
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