Quote:Balance is balance. There's no difference between balancing two identical loads and balancing two widely dissimilar ones. The dual plate is positioned wherever it needs to be to place the center of gravity over the DEC axis.
Quote:Quote:Balance is balance. There's no difference between balancing two identical loads and balancing two widely dissimilar ones. The dual plate is positioned wherever it needs to be to place the center of gravity over the DEC axis. I disagree. You need more of a lever for dissimilar loads, which requires a longer arm, and thus a greater polar moment of inertia.
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Quote: So does anyone know if the Skywacher EQ6-pro has an option to orientate to scopes to the east west direction.
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Quote:John,Am I correct in thinking that the scopes would be 90* off when you use the SBS saddle? If this is true, wouldn't your gotos be off by 90*? And how would you correct this.? It just looks to me that the scopes would not be pointing in the right direction, not north south like when you use a standard dovetail.Dan
Quote:So once you go through the alignment stars the mount will know where you are and not care that the scopes were 90 out at he begining, is this correct?Dan
Quote:I have not gotten the eq6-pro yet, so this may be a dumb question. Does the eq6-pro have index marks like the cg5asgt mount that I have now. So I gues my question is, even if it does have index marks, you line them up(even though the scopes will be 90 out) then go through the alignment as normal?Dan
Quote:So, if I understand you correctly, in using the side by side configuration, with my EM11 and Temma II Jr, I would have to tell a program like TheSky6 or Astromist that the DEC is offset by 90 degrees?