Why are all nine planets not listed in the hand control database?

This telescope is equipped with electronic filters that prevent you from being able to select objects that are below your visible horizon or outside of the scope's range of slewing. It does this by removing any objects from the catalogs that are not currently over the horizon at that moment. Therefore, you do not waste your time and battery life by slewing to objects that are below the horizon or too close to the zenith. As soon as these planets rise over the eastern horizon, their names will reappear in the planet catalog. If a planet sets behind the western horizon, its name will be removed from the displayed list. 

To change these settings, go to Menu > Filter Limits if you want to see more objects in the lists.


Updated 12/14/13