Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
TV Genesis (non-sdf) TV NP127is Clave 6, Pentax XW 7, Vixen LVW 13, Panoptic 27 2x TeleXtender, 2.5x Powermate LXD75 AutoStar
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:Chitown:Welcome to Cloudy Nights.The answer to your question is Yes! One of the drawbacks to computer aided scopes.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Well, yeah, if you pick up the mount and move it to the front yard, sure you do. Wouldn't you expect to have to polar align a non-go-to mount so it would track if you did that?
Quote:Quote:Well, yeah, if you pick up the mount and move it to the front yard, sure you do. Wouldn't you expect to have to polar align a non-go-to mount so it would track if you did that? So the answer to the original question as posted by the OP is yes?Excellent answers with regards to park features guys.
Quote:Quote:Well, yeah, if you pick up the mount and move it to the front yard, sure you do. Wouldn't you expect to have to polar align a non-go-to mount so it would track if you did that? So the answer to the original question as posted by the OP is yes?
Quote:You runnin for office this fall?
Quote:Rod:By the way, I enjoyed todays blog. 02/22/09
Quote:A wealth of information, thank you good friends.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:.... I think GOTO represents progress. You spend more time observing and less time hunting when using GOTO. This is especially so if you are a suburban astronomer whose hops may be big ones due to inability to see dimmer stars in a finder......Jim
"Considered as a collector of rare and precious things, the amateur astronomer has a great advantage over amateurs in other fields ... the amateur astronomer has access at all times to the original objects of his study; the masterworks of the heavens belong to him as much as to the great observatories of the world. And there is no privilege like that of being allowed to stand in the presence of the original." --Robert Burnham Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .