Rebooting Celestron’s Sky Scout starfinder

A Celestron Sky Scout mounted on a Sky Watcher ED80 telescopeLast year, I got a Sky Scout personal planetarium – the handy GPS-based device from Celestron, which allows you to point at an object in the sky that you’re curious about, press the “Target” button, and see text scroll across the devices’ screen telling you what you’re looking at. In many cases, you can also choose to have a voice read you a short audio documentary on what you’re looking at.

On the flip-side, if you know what you want to see (and it’s in the sky), you can select it from a menu (the menu arrows are built like a TV remote – so for e.g…

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