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Help Initializing the Bushnell North Star Telescope

Postby twoponies on Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:45 pm

I am a novice. I have a Bushnell North Star reflector Telescope. From what I understand, I should just need to put local data into it to initialize. However, the North Star system keeps asking me for constellations that are often too faint to sight or beyond my angle for viewing. The manual is LOUSY for this. Does someone have suggestions on how ro get started?

Postby Jne_K on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:39 am


I understand your frustration with the Northstar computer. It is far inferior to the current Celestron or Meade computers.

I suggest you visit our forum discussion board and do a search on "Northstar" under the telescopes category (the search is on the top toolbar). See if this link works, ... de=results You will find a great deal of discussion on the Northstar by Northstar owners and see solutions to many of the Northstar problems.
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