mount adjustment - how much weight is too much?
Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:11 AM
I polar align using the EQMOD alignment routine with nothing on the mount. To do the CCD drift alignment method though, I need to have everything on. So I will have counterweights, 8" LX200R, ST80 guidescope, Canon XSi and flexible dew shield. Now all of a sudden I will be adjusting the altitude and azimuth bolts with a LOT more weight. Is this going to be a problem? I don't want strip any bolts. If this is too much weight, how is one supposed to drift align? I realize I don't need the guidescope on but the majority of the weight will be the main scope and counterweights....
Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:46 AM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:17 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:19 PM
It only seems tight when I adjust the Azimuth.
Have you centered your polar scope? I am usually very close with the polar scope, and sometimes I overcompensate after a 10 minute drift. Food for thought: tiny adjustments.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:36 AM