Polar Aligned C5+ Question
Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:29 AM
My goal is to adapt/mount a small refractor used for Solar h-alpha observing on the C5+/wedge, and thus hope to auto track without having to constantly adjust to keep the Sun in the field of view.
Thanks in advance for explaining the issues,
Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:40 AM
The mount takes small refractors well, though I did add a shelf on the right side so I could put a small counterweight there to compensate for smaller OTAs on the single arm. I have had refractors as large as a C80ED and the Equinox 80ED on that mount, and found they are a nice complement to the C5.
I also modified the wedge with a couple of turnbuckes to make polar alignment easier.
Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:03 PM
Thanks so much for your insights and feedback on adapting the C5+ mount to accept a small refractor. Now I know this is a worthwhile project to persue.