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HELP with tracking the sun

Help needed please

MY son is Autistic, he has a Celestron Evolution 8" Edge scope  it is superb
BUT, he wants to view the sun with his PST
Is there a way (as yet we can not understand how to align the scope at night)  to place the PST on the mount (DONE ALREADY))   then align it with the SUN so that it TRACKS
I have been told the SUN is somewhere in the hand controller but we can not locate it,
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Probably best for this kind

Probably best for this kind of question to post on SGL.(stargazers Lounge)

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Thanks have posted on SGL now

Thanks have posted on SGL now

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adding sun to objects list (Celestron)

The sun is not automatically included in the list of targets for safety reasons.  You need to set it up first. Here are some instructions, yours may be similar

"Note that to include the Sun in the list, you must first access the Menu button (UNDO back to the "Press ENTER to begin alignment" prompt), select Utilities and then Sun Menu.  This is a one-time setting and will be stored for future use. " 

from

http://www.nexstarsite.com/Book/Updates/SolarSystemAlign.htm

Dont forget to keep the main scope and finderscope covers on of course !

Cheers

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Many many thanks great

Many many thanks great resource and appreciated

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tracking

I am not sure if selecting the sun automatically forces the mount to track at solar speed though. You may need to select this  elsewhere in the hand controller menu.

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Thanks for the video :) :) :)

Thanks for the video :) :) :)