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#1 Wave Vector

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:57 PM

I will check the manual but somewhere I recall limits can be set so the OTA doesn't hit the tripod especially near when pointing towards the zenith. I was using an 8 inch f/5 when the event occurred Frantically tried to stop the scope luckily the sono tube gave a little and allowed the scope through. Does anyone know or recommend limits?

#2 rmollise

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:47 PM

I will check the manual but somewhere I recall limits can be set so the OTA doesn't hit the tripod especially near when pointing towards the zenith. I was using an 8 inch f/5 when the event occurred Frantically tried to stop the scope luckily the sono tube gave a little and allowed the scope through. Does anyone know or recommend limits?


Yes, you can set 'em and they will work. BTW, remember, you can immediately stop a slew in progress by hitting one of the direction keys.


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