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What do you mean by Autonomous Field Detection?


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, the eVscope can inform you about what you are observing (distance from the Earth, etc.). It is called Autonomous Field Detection or AFD and is part of the Orientation process (see below).

Our telescope's automated tracking and pointing system also benefits from this information, to guarantee both observation accuracy and ease of use. The alignment procedure is automated. Simply connect with your app, and click auto-align. The telescope will learn its location and pointing direction by acquiring data (GPS positioning, stars in the field of view). In good sky conditions (no or a few clouds), the auto-alignment takes a few minutes.

Another mode will allow you to assist the telescope to point in specific areas where the sky is clear, so you can align it even though the sky is partially cloudy.

You need to click Orientation first (and be an Operator) to action AFD before you can access the Goto function.

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