CGEM alignment VS: PEMpro
Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:11 PM
I had time on my hands and took the 9 steps to polar alignment in PemPro. It really took a LOT of work on the mount to get PEMpro satisfied. In other words, the PA routine built into the mount did not agree with PemPro at all
Any others with similar issue?
Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:57 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:47 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:59 PM
On a separate note, I've made no secret about my issues with Az adjustments on the CGEM. I either had to loosen the mount much more than I would have liked (which cause movement of the PA when I re-tightened the mount), or had to apply some serious pressure on the Az adjustment knobs, resulting in me always overshooting the target. A user on the Yahoo CGEM group made the brilliant suggestion of using Slick Strips from Woodcraft.com and it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference! I can now have the mount as tightened down as I like and still find it easy to make Az adjustments. I highly recommend this (and really don't understand why Celestron hasn't added something of the sort).
Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:23 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:45 AM
Can't do that with the config of the CGEM but I have wondered about how to get something in there. Your solution is a big help.
RE: PEMpro and PEC. I can't believe you had that much trouble refining your curve? That makes no sense to me. The program does it for you.
My PE was 13 peak to peak and PEMpro knocked over 10 arc seconds off that to a finished total of 2.5
Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:00 PM