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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Oct 4, 2013 12:01:35 GMT -6
We had this at the Adler Planetarium for awhile.
But, we could not use it for our visitor observation session, as the massive metal in the Adler building interfered with the GPS in the SkyScout. I had to literally get close to 12th Street beach to get it to work.
Later on, the Adler got rid of it and one of our Chicago Astronomer members now has it. We tried to attached it to my C11, but the metal of the tube again...interfered with the signal and it would not operate correctly. We tried to attach it to a smaller scope, but much of the same thing.
As a stand alone device in an open field, it has it's place...and the ability for it to talk to you is nice....but I would not get it for myself.
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
Telescope/Observatory Docent Facilitator Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Astronomy Instructor Instituto Del Progresso/IHSCA
Astronomy Program Instructor British International School of Chicago /Lincoln Park Campus
Resident Astronomer Chicago Park District Nature Oasis/Night Out in the Parks/ 606 Trail