Motorized Declination Drive
Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:13 PM
Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:38 PM
Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:57 PM
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:09 PM
But, the knob on the side of the 3.5 adjusts dec precisely. Each star or most other bodies will always have the same dec, at least for any date, right? Perhaps we are not talking about polar alignment here - which is what I use.
My 3.5 sits on a solid concrete pedestal. I don't mind touching the 'scope to adjust the dec for a new target. And RA is adjusted automatically all night by the Questar powerglide.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:00 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:38 PM
I became exasperated with the electronics of the Meade ETX-90 GoTo controls, computerized alignment, etc., and have gravitated toward the hands-on, manual simplicity that the Questar allows. Except for the Power Glide RA controller, I prefer no computers or electronics between me and the 'scope.
Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:48 PM
Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:39 PM