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Paramount ME2 just arrive and installed

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#1 totolesbaloches

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

hello i had a ME with a DK modified par Skymeca, 72 kg, i am out the limit , the fist light was good :
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i prefert to change with the new ME2.
Here the two mounts in my house :
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Friday night, the weather was good, i go to my observatory to install the mount.
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lot of wire inside the mount
- 4 USB (two include on the mount)
- 4 power
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after hours works, the wires are all in the pass
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i remake the wire couple for the CCD/Focuser and use Mount Port pour power 12V (external power unit) :
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The setup is ready to do the TPOINT
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First feeling is good, i see no flexure on a flip, after 3 Tpoint the polar align was perfect and i can do tpoint with 200 starq.

Next good night , i have to do the PEC and i can start the first light with this mount.

i will give you news

#2 wormstar

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:58 PM

Wow! Nice! What was wrong with the ME1?

#3 David Pavlich

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

Tres bon (I think I got that right :grin:)! Sure is a nice looking piece of hardware. I'm looking forward to seeing your first images.

David

#4 PeterR280

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

C'est ci bon.

#5 totolesbaloches

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

my main problem with the ME1 is the guiding on the RA axis is approximately good, but not perfect, with the RA worm block, you have to unblock a litle, but near meridian , it's too much, and the guiding was not perfect. I live 40km from my observatory, i control it in remote, so during night , lot of picture was bad. During august and september , i try to improve, change with slight imbalance RA or more.

I put the mount ME1 for sales on forum, it's was sales ten minutes after.

The ME2, the RA/DEC worm block is ,not a nuts but a switch. With 72 kg it's perfect, it's a very good improvement.

#6 CharlesW

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

You are very fortunate and you do nice work.. Good luck and clear skies.

#7 CounterWeight

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

Beautiful equipment, fantastic images :)

#8 totolesbaloches

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:27 PM

thank you !

Charles, when someone ask me how many money for my observatory , i say that in each year, i use less money for astronomy material, than one seller in my compagny use for his cigarettes ....

#9 OneDaveT

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:53 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

#10 korborh

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:21 AM

Beautiful setup indeed !

#11 totolesbaloches

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

thank you


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