Tak FC100 Tak FS152 10" f/6 Zambuto dob 24" f/3.3 Starstructure
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote:My light polluted location does prevent me from taking exposures beyond about 1 minute. So winning the accurate tracking / guiding duration contest isn't a goal for me anyway. I really need to get to a dark site.
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7
Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
Quote:Plus it would look stupid I think. Bob
Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Quote:I think low latitude users will be happy with it. You will have to remove one of the adjustment screws. I believe if you live below about 5 deg you will have to tip the tripod slightly to get CW clearance. However it does adjust down to zero degrees and if you mount it on a permanent pier of small enough diameter it will be completely at home at the equator.
Quote:is there a thread somewhere describing how to do a polar align if you are on the equator? always wondered how it would be done?
Quote:From a look at the AVX altitude setup ...
I believe there's a photo showing this somewhere back in the thread.
Spending half an hour going through this thread
~Casey~ Astro Tech AT65EDQ iOptron ZEQ25GT Orion SSAG Mini package/PHD Guiding Canon T3i (un-modified) DSS/BYE/PHD/PS CS5/Carboni's Actions/Gradient Xterminator Imaging from a red zone.
Quote:Anyone's else's VX come with clutch levers installed incorrectly? I noticed that my clutch levers were positioned such that, when the mount would slew, the levers would hit the mount housing, and get loosened to the point that the clutches would slip (both RA and Dec). I contacted Celestron and verified that they were installed incorrectly. Unfortunately, the stainless steel screws that attach the levers to the brass bolts (that apply clutch pressure) were impossible to remove. I had to drill both out, order new parts (Celestron sent for free) and re-install. Works great now--but just curious if the "new guy" put mine together or if this is a wider issue. https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=d1850a231c1fb32e#cid=D1850A231C1FB32E&id=D...
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
“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 have a C9.25 with a CGE dovetail bar. Will that bar fit the AVX mount ?
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Paul 16" Starstructure f/4 w/AN-SC and Zambuto optics Celestron Edge HD 1100 Lunt LS60DS Orion 8" imaging newt Explore Scientific ED127 CF Apo Astro-Tech AT65EDQ Astro-Physics 1100 mount Celestron AVX mount Mallincam Xtreme Denk Binotron
Quote:hi all, any experience with pec and-or polar align assisted procedure, verifying a better tracking performance in unguided AP?
Quote:As a community service, it would be nice for someone who has faced this problem to get back to both their dealer and Celstron, and let them know about the issue. Celestron is unlikely to fix any issue that hasn't caused a boatload of dealer returns and lots of moaning in the reseller channel. If everyone exercises self-help, they'll never get around to pummeling Synta the factory worker who keeps messing up. - Jim
Quote: And I got to meet the firmware engineer. Interesting conversation about the hand controller failure. All in all a very good experience so a big thank you to Celestron! Now if Meade would only take notes...
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies: