SW HEQ5 question
Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:44 PM
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:13 PM
Could you (or anyone else) explain to me "heavy east"?
Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:19 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:04 PM
You can buy a brand new EQ5 Pro from Astronomics right now for $550 that includes Synscan.
EQ5 and HEQ5 are not the same mount, not even in the same class. This is why we bought the HEQ5, absolutely no comparison to the EQ5.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:12 AM
Generally speaking it means an imbalance toward the east side of a GEM so as to keep the RA gears meshed and "pulling" the mount along. We are mostly looking at less than a pound of imbalance - just enough to keep the gears engaged.
So, If I'm imaging to the east, I move the weights down slightly, and up if shooting to the west...correct?