Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
Quote:I removed the pins from the legs and looked at it. Nothing obviously wrong. A thought did occur to me that if the hole was drilled in slightly the wrong spot at one leg, it would allow it to rotate to the wrong angle when deployed. Could be what is going on here. My other Synta tripod is perfect.As for the head... ugh. The Dec clutch is definitely all the way off, and there is alot of notchiness as you rotate it by hand. I doubt that would do wonders for my budding astrophotography hobby.I am fairly depressed by all this. Hopefully Orion will take care of me.
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
ES 68º series complete 2x ES Barlow XW 10 7 5 3.5 WO Bino's NPL 30 RKE 28 SWA 20 15 WA 12 pairs 150 f12 Istar Achro f4.8 Orion Optics (UK) VX 10" Newt NEQ6
"My GOD, It's Full of Stars!" For the Obser: Atlas EQ-G w/moded SN8,JMI moto-focus, flocked tube,custom mirror cell.ED80 w/ACCUFocus,SSAG,DSI,EZ Guider. Modded Canon T1i,Pentax K-5II. For the field:14" Orion 14xxi,Flocked Tubes,Custom Paint,6 Fan Cooling,LED ground board lighting. Celestron CG5GT for film/digital photos w/EZ Guider, Atlas EQ-G w/an ES102ED/AT72 Piggy backed,EZ Guider. Various 1.25 & 2" Eyepieces.
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
TS65EDQ, AT106, MN61, Mini Borg 50 Orion Sirius Heq5-Hypertuned, Antares PED30 TouCam Pro II, Asi120mc, Canon 450D-modded Atik 420C
Meade 8" SCT 80mm APO Refractor ATIK 383L/3l4e Mono CCD's Nautilus 1.25" F/W w Baader Ha,LRGB set DMK21 Webcam TV 6mm/14mm Delos; 24Pan eyepieces Software:CS6;Nebulostiy3;Sequence Gen.Pro Member of RASC & Local Astronomy Group