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Errors in Messier Objects in Original N5/8 and GT Hand Control Database

The hand control for the original NexStar 5/8 and original NexStar 60/80/114/4 contains three Messier objects with mistaken coordinates - M2, M10 and M110.  The correct coordinates I give below are from the NGC database available from one of NASA's web sites (listed on the Links page).  Use the "Goto RA/Dec" command on the NexStar menu to goto these objects.  Note that the new GT hand control and the NexStar 5i/8i (updated models of the N5/8) have the correct coordinates for this objects.

M2
NexStar: 21h 33.5m +0d 48.8m
NASA Epoch2000: 21h 33.5m -0d 49m

M10
NexStar: 16h 59.1m -52d 43.1m
NASA Epoch2000: 16h 57.1m -4d 6m

M110
NexStar: 11h 57.6m +53d 23.0m (this is a duplicate coordinate set of M109)
NASA Epoch2000: 0h 40.4m +41d 41m


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