George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Did you run the mount calibration routine?
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
Quote:Do final centering with up and right buttons only.
Quote:Even when I get polasris in the scope it wilol move out of view after a few hours so I must be doing something wrong).
Quote:And a tip. Find the Losmandy G11 or GM8 User's Guide and take the time to shim your scope for Cone Error. This will improve your pointing and your tracking. It is easy to do.
Dave Jessie Outreach Events
Quote:The GG5 does not track in Declination... Only Right Ascension. In fact most "Go-To" mounts behave the exact same way.. They will slew to a star, but if the mount is not in exact polar alignment, the star will drift out of the field in time.There is no fix for this. Autoguider programs will of course drive the Dec axis, but the computers that come with the scope do not drive the Dec axis except on initial slew,
Quote:Find the Losmandy G11 or GM8 User's Guide and take the time to shim your scope for Cone Error. This will improve your pointing and your tracking. It is easy to do.