AVX Balance issues?
Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:11 AM
Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:28 AM
Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:44 AM
Note - I still maintain that while 2 plus 4 alignment/calibration might be good for finding things, unless the RA axis of your scope is relatively polar aligned well, you will have drift. The mount's innards adjust for that drift in finding things but when you are relying on the scope's RA drive to give you stars that are not streaked over a stretch of time whether it be 15 seconds or 5 minutes and all points in between and you really do not have a good "optical" alignment on the pole, the stars will be streaked. The only way they would not be would be if you would hear the mount "self correcting" it's position with small bursts of dec. or RA correction over the course of your exposures and it does not do that unless you have an auto-guider.
Other considerations: Are your tripod legs tight? Are you setting up on soft ground? Your mount might be suffering with SSS "Slow Sinking Syndrome".
Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:00 AM
I havve had no issues with imaging at the meridian before with guide scope. I am going to try and reset it up and re polar align tonight.
Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:31 PM
Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:40 AM