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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 benefit from this information, to guarantee both observation accuracy and ease of use. The alignment procedure is automated. Simply connect with your app, and press the orientation button. 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.

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

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