Anybody imaging with the Celestron HD Pro Wedge?
Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:15 PM
It's possible that I didn't have all the bolts cranked down tight enough. The Celestron wedge adjusts in azimuth using two plates - one fixed to the tripod and one above that fixed to the lower one with three bolts with slotted holes, so that it can be rotated a bit in azimuth. The top plate "floats" on three semicircular plastic pads between the two plates, and when your alignment is set you tighten down the bolts. After inspecting the wedge I did tighten everything, sometimes as much as a quarter turn, but of course then it was cloudy, so I didn't get a chance to test this out.
Is anyone else using this setup for long FL imaging?
Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:00 PM
My inclination would be to suggest tightening everything down and trying again. If there is a loose bolt, maybe everything is rocking on that. You should also make sure the bolts on the bottom of the CPC are properly seated. I seem to remember some oddly fitting washers that were required for attaching the CPC to the wedge.
Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:46 AM