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How to Do the Telescope’s Orientation?


Orientation allows your telescope to know where to look in the night sky and be able to target objects from the catalog visible in your sky area automatically.

Our system instantly recognizes the objects in its field of view by comparing what it sees with an internal map of the coordinates of tens of millions of stars. Therefore, an Unistellar telescope can inform you about what you are observing (distance from the Earth, etc.).

Since app version 3.0 the orientation is done automatically before each go-tos. But you can still initiate the orientation manually, which can be needed for science observation or if you are targeting an object using its Ra/Dec coordinates.

Go to the observation page to access the Move mode.

Once your telescope is connected to the app, you can reach the observation page from the Homepage.

Tap on "Watch" to reach the observation page.

The observation page can also be reached from the Catalog, Science, and the Gallery page. There is a "Watch" button at the bottom right of each page.

On the observation page, move your telescope until you can see stars in the live view.

Once you can clearly see some stars, tap "Telescope orientation" at the top of the page. 

The orientation process should take less than a minute, and you'll see a confirmation message at the top of the screen when the orientation is successful.

Note : If the orientation fails, you can retry on another part of the sky.


Orientation can also be done from your telescope’s settings page. Tap on the settings button (in the top right corner) on any main pages of the app (Homepage, Catalog, Science, or Gallery) to access the settings menu. Then select “My telescope” to access your telescope settings.

Once in "My telescope", tap the "Orientation" button, as in the image below, to start your telescope orientation.

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