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14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:Just wondering if anyone else has this problem, namely GOTOs are just fine until a GOTO sends a very long slew, usually this happens when I am close to the meridian and we spin all the around, post this point alignment is toast and needs to get totally redone. Additionally another challenge is when remote controlling and close to zenith there is always the risk of DEC housing bumping into mount head an again ruining alignment. I am usin 5.20. Anyone have any advice on these challenges?Al
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Quote:You can set your "RA Limits" so that the mount won't rotate that far in RA. The "RA Limits" function is located in the "Scope Setup" menu.Stan
Quote:Hi Skip,Sure do, 2+4 and polar alignment routine. My initial star and 2nd alignment star are usually 10-20 degrees off, but first and definately 2nd calib stars are spot on. I start at RA index marks, i lost the DEC index marks but made a tape indicator. Clutches slipping i dont think so, but maybe possible. E-W balance is good, maybe N-S or DEC balance maybe not so great, but that is only possible problem... I think your startup Index mark alignment issue is maybe a worry for me also, as i dont understand why my first star alignment is always 10-20 degrees off in RA. I have done the RA index calibration after aligning many times, but it has not fixed it...hmmmAl
Quote:As usual the Great and All Knowing 'Oz' is rather penurious with his wisdom...But as he/we know, he is always right.
Quote:It doesn't matter at all how far the first star is off, nor does it matter where the alignment marks are as long as you set the scope on them.
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Quote:Sorry, I don't know what pea-turkey is, but I was giving you a compliment, Rod. Maybe there is a language barrier.Stan