Monday, August 04, 2008

poor interface

The Celestron software interface in the hand controller of Randy's telescope... well... sucks.

Celestron should hire a human-computer interface professional.

Why, for example, when you turn on the mount and controller, does it not prompt you to enter the correct date and time?! It prompts for you location. Of course, if you're doing an overnight, that will not change. But the date and time in the controller is, upon the restart, what the user entered during the last session. It might be what you entered one month ago! And the only way to get to that, is to respond to the location question, that you are not in the same location!



I made Randy get out some paper and grab a pen. We wrote a quick reference. Much better than the crazy manual Celestron provided.

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