Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:16 PM
Thanks to Duncan and everyone else in this forum who helped me solve the riddle of the "inert" Astroview mount I bought on Astromart. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the unit, just my inability to hear or see any movement of the motors. But I could feel them and feel them change with the push of a button. My one remaining question is where should the rate button be set for normal sidereal tracking? Once again thanks to everyone.
That's great - glad to hear everything is ok.
For just normal tracking, the rate switch doesn't make any difference. It only changes the rate at which it moves when you press the buttons.
Bear in mind the setup is really targeted at a couple of different uses:
1. Using the hand control to do manual guiding, so the assumption is that you're staring at something with a double crosshair eyepiece and trying to keep it inside the box manually; the setting is then really just a personal preference, but you'd probably want 1x. I also hacked mine to put in an autoguiding port, in which case you definitely want 1x
2. Minor adjustments of view for visual use. In this case, you're probably going to want 8x.
Regards & Clear Skies