Tim Gilliland http://astrobin.com/users/Timgilliland/
Quote:Numerous faults can cause this. The first thing I would reccommend would be to double check polar alignment. Also make sure all settings are correct in the setup. I.E. location,time,Daylight savings,date. Make sure the mount is level and well balenced. If all this fails is the mount set in sidereal tracking rate? If still not tracking well you may have a mechanical problem. Hope thats not the case.
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Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
Quote:The peg is where the north side of the tripod is located.depending on how you setup's weight is placed(all components) this will determine the best place for the peg.Usually, the peg is over a single leg as you have short period when setting everything up where you have all the weights the CW shaft but have not yet, attached the OTA. At this point, you want to be sure the tripod/mount don't tip over. Hence the peg being placed over the leg and NOT between.Basically, Safety comes first-Jerry
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
Quote:Jim that is impossible unless the legs move??