Can any So-Cal folks collimate?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
My sister has an 11" Nexstar in her observatory at Arrowhead (Hook Creek).
It must have got banged pretty good bringing it up there because the collimation is way out and the scope is not usable.
I don't know how to explain it to her so she can do it herself. She's not expecting any freebies or anything.
She's sort of a newbie and this has really dampened her enthusiasm. If you can help out please let me know.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:29 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:06 PM
I'll shoot you a PM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:15 PM
Scott I'm in Long Beach and might be able to help. I would have to use a star to collimate, I don't have a new fangled artificial thingy, but the only mount I have is a cg5. Could she bring a mount?
Thanks. I believe she has the tripod. It's currently on a pier.
I've used the Sun's reflection in a marble to collimate before. Never tried the artificial stars.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:22 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:12 PM
Hopefully we can get it up and running. She has a pretty nice set up and it'll be nice to see it get some use.