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A GPS enabled telescope isn't for everyone. If you're an astronomy hobbyist who only keeps a telescope in one place, then a GPS system is totally unecessary. If you are a more serious enthusiast or move your telescope often, then a GPS enabled telescope is for you. When a telescope is fitted with a GPS system, the GPS works in tandem with a GOTO computerized mount to produce highly accurrate telescope positioninga and object tracking. In order for computerized tracking to function in a telescope, the computer must first have an accurrate idea of the telescope's position on earth. The GPS system works with satellites orbiting above earth to help the computer pinpoint the telescope's exact location.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|