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Celestron Sky-Scout was created by Tonybwf

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I recently purchased a sky-scout from Astronomy Ireland and i think its a super piece of equipment id highly recommend it to anyone new to astronomy like me..my question is i want to get it to locate comets does anyone know how to down-load this info to the scout???

ps: my box and instructions went out with the xmas rubbish!!!!
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Tony

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SkyScout Update



NOTICE: The current update is not compatible with non-english versions of the SkyScout.
Installing it on non-english SkyScout will cause your unit to revert to english language. Foreign language updates will be available shortly.

Release Notes (current version 1.28.12)


1.28.12 - 11/15/2007 - Updates from previous version include:

Made comets full objects with position information
Added comets Holmes, Boethin & 8P/Tuttle
Fixed english audio for Mercury

1.23.48 - 01/29/2007 - Updates from previous version (1.21.48) include:

Improved GPS location acquisition under poor conditions.
Better detection of GPS hardware problems.
Corrected elevation display for 2D/3D GPS fixes.
1.21.48 - Updates from previous version (1.20.23) include:

Fixed the power-down/lockup problem that intermittently occurred when navigating the menus after an audio clip.
A pop-up with a five second countdown timer is displayed when the power button is pressed.
Updating Your SkyScout

The SkyScout includes a USB cable and built-in USB port to allow you to update the software and database as future versions are released. To update the SkyScout module you will need the following:

SkyScout Personal Planetarium
USB cable
Connection to the Internet
SkyScout Update Programmer software (Windows only)
USB drivers
Before you can update your SkyScout you must first install the USB drivers and the SkyScout Update Program included on the SkyScout Companion CD.


Image 1.
Installing the USB drivers

Use the included USB cable to connect the SkyScout to your computer.
Power on the SkyScout.
Once on, your computer should recognize the SkyScout as a new device and display the screen shown (Image 1).
Insert the SkyScout CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Select the option “Install the software automatically”.
Press the Next button to continue.
Once the drivers have been successfully installed, press the Finish button to complete.
Installing SkyScout Update Program

Insert the SkyScout CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. An interactive menu should appear on your computer screen.
a) If CD-ROM does not auto launch then double click on "My Computer".
b) Double click on the drive that contains the CD-ROM.
c) Then launch the program "StartMe.exe".


Image 2.
When the opening screen (Image 2) appears, select Install SkyScout Update Program.
This will launch the installation wizard that will guide you through the setup of the program.
Once installed, click the icon created on your computer’s desktop to start the program.
Press the Help button on the SkyScout interface screen and follow the on-screen instructions for updating both the SkyScout firmware and the SkyScout Update Program.

There is more info on this link

www.celestron.com/skyscout/skyscout_page...pdate&page_id=14
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Replied by Tonybwf on topic Scout

Hi Carl,

all sorted thanks again
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Tony

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