Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:Also as far as i have read about cgem and from my experience with heq5 pro this mounts are good for astrophotography but with autoguiding.
Quote:Thanks buys for your great input.NexStar Polar Alignment? Is this more than 1-2-3 star alignment?Ben
Quote:Well I just bought the EQ6 Pro so here is hoping they continue to upgrade their software and I do not come to regret not getting the CGEM
STF-8300C,OAG and STi
Quote:The alignment routine they have in place in eqmod doesn't help if you don't have a view of polaris.
Quote:Is this really this jobby? Operating in the freezing temps my nervs might shoot sky high.Or would CGEM be more user friendly.Sorry for my stupidity.Ben
Kit 'Don’t worry about what telescope you own, or its quality. Just get out under the night sky, and enjoy God’s wondrous universe.' - Thomas M Back
Warren Astro-Tech 127EDT Celestron Onyx 80ED Astro-Tech Field Flattener C8 (circa 1983 Orange Tube) Atlas EQ-G, Orion SSAG Canon 135mm F2.8 Nikon 180mm F2.8 ED, 300mm F4.5 ED Canon XS Gary Honis Mod, 40D(the Band it) Philips SPC900 Astronomik CLS clip-in filter Hutech IDAS 2" LP filter http://www.flickr.com/photos/39603117@N03/?saved=1
Quote:I searched youtube and found few vids demonstrating EQ5/6 mounts. Those seem to be pretty quiet when slewing But there is a significantly nasty sound when starting/stopping slewing (I wonder what that sound would be when operating well below -10C). Is that common with EQs and could changing the lubricants/bearings cure it?No vid found showing CGEM.There seem to be some threads here discussing over this noise issue which is pretty important to me (neighbor's bedroom less than 30ft away). I might accept slightly higher slewing noise but start/stop should be free of extra noise.BR Ben