Introduced with NexStar hand control version 4 (first included with the
CPC) and available in all newer versions, the Sun Menu simply adds
the Sun to the and Solar System list (the Solar System which is also
presented when you press the PLANET button.
- Press the MENU button and use the UP/DOWN buttons
(6/9 on the number pad) to scroll to Utilities and press
- Use the UP/DOWN buttons to scroll to Sun Menu and press
- If the Sun is not currently allowed in the Solar System list, the
display will prompt you to press ENTER to allow it. If it is
already allowed in the list, the display will prompt you to press ENTER
to remove it. To leave the setting as is, press the UNDO
- The Sun is restricted in this way to protect the novice user.
Viewing the Sun for even an instant without the proper equipment
(generally a full aperture solar filter) can cause PERMANENT eye
damage, even blindness. Use appropriate care!