-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:What I used to do was use the polar axis for the large rotations and the RA axis for the fine adjustments and keep the scope closer to the center so it was less likely to tip over. There maybe a peg that limits the rotation of the polar axis that needs some attentionJon
Joined June 2012: Location, Ottawa, Ontario
Mes télescopes et jumelles:
150mm F5 Newt on EQ5, 127mm Mak Cass on AZ4
Oberwerk BT70-45 and 15X70 SkyMasters
Quote:Not sure what you mean by this, but in the thread I linked to there was some lengthy discussion about the polar scope hole needing to be pointed UP (90*) for best results which is what I had to do. You make a good point and it is indeed not cantilevered out too far.. Feels very center weighted while rotation completely around 360 deg.
Quote:(No degree symbol on iPad!!!).
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:I have the declination/altitude axis of the polar scope opening set at 90 degrees, not zero.
Quote:I tried to post a picture from my ipad, but when i click on the choose file, on CN, i get no action or response. I'm new to all this:)
Quote:I prefer alt-az mounts, but not if they're not simpler than an EQ mount.I mean, If I'm going to carry an EQ head out the door, why not just use it in EQ mode, especially if I've gotta counterweight it anyway?
Quote:I can see how the mount design on that one makes for a more central point of balance over the tripod.. The cg-4 is a bit different.. But not a ton. I can't wait to use it this way.. I've been dragging my SCT out for manual alt/az browsing now ill only do that if I need a little more umph in light gathering and magnification. Thanks for the help guys. This is in a way. My first bargain in this hobby as far as I'm concerned
Atlas mount Orion Eon 80mm Celestron C8 ETX-90 EC Asahi Pentax 60mm f6 8" truss dob explore scientific comet hunter SSAG Meade DSI II pro mono with filter set Canon dslr and Backyard EOS Multiple eyepieces from 5 to 40mm sky safari plus/samsung galaxy 2/RN270M Holder of a Bob Raleigh pen
Quote:Very cool Matt. I'm gonna have to try this with my mount.
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Quote:You used to be able to get wooden leg replacements for the standard legs supplied with the CG-4. I bought wooden legs for my CG-4 from Hands On about five years ago. They make for a much sturdier - though somewhat heavier - mount.Mike
Quote:Those old legs have been up in the attic for about five years now. I believe they were the aluminum legs. I remember they were light and pretty flimsy and that the wooden legs were an obvious improvement.Mike