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#1 kbastro

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:09 AM

I'm pretty sure that this is an "average" phd chart profile
for the eq6-gt mount.
The sky was some what turbulent (twinkly stars everywhere)and I was picking a guide star above my house and for what I can see in the images, I think the mount is very good for its 40# capacity and relatively low price (as compared to mach1, 1000 micron, tak, etc,) all the stars were nice and sharp and round on a 8" sct at f/10.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:45 AM

How do you find the GOTO precision of AZ-EQ6 in EQ mode at 2000mm FL with your 60Da+8" RC on both sides of the meridian?

Do you use 2 or 3 star alingment in EQ mode?

What about the GOTOs in AZ mode?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

goto's are good, if you go the 3 star route and everything is level and you scope is fairly accurately polar aligned and balanced.

I have not used the AZ mode yet

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Hello kb,may i ask at what focal length did you guide?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

On this post I had posted a phd graph of my azeq6 ,I find yours pretty similar.
I guided at 500mm
http://www.cloudynig...ber/6136245/...

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hello kb,may i ask at what focal length did you guide?


400mm,,, I was using orion's cheap short tube refractor

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

What guide camera were you using? Looks like a good graph at 400mm.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

the old reliable Starshoot,, I have others, but this one was the closest to my hand when I reached in and grabbed one out of the accessory box..

I found out that the starshoot guides just as good as any others out there,,, it just doesn't deliver as clean an image as some of the higher priced ones..

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