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#1 ThomasM

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

I am presently constructing an alt az mount for a large binocular telescope. Since the center of gravity should be close to the middle of the stand, I will miss approximately 5-7 degree around the zenit. Is that a serious problem? What do you think?

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#2 Quintessence

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

Not really a problem.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

Probably not, and besides if the object that you want to see is at Zenith, wait a while, it will move. ;)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:01 AM

Assuming your binocular telescope eps have 45-90 degree viewing capability, I would definitely want to be able to point to the zenith for best views.

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