DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote:Looks real snazzy... kind of like the scope should have come with them as original equipment.
TV 85 with Starbeam Finder Questar 3.5" Field Model 24mm Pan,13mm Nagler T6, 6-3mm Nagler Zoom TeleVue Telepod Mount With Sky Tour Orion Paragon-Plus XHD Field Tripod
Quote:Carol,Imagine a piece of thin steel - the steel strapping used on lumber or pallets would work great. You simply attach, say, 6 inches of that to the edge of your groundboard with a couple of screws. Then attach your pointer to a small magnet, and stick it to the center of the steel strip.When you need to tweak your calibration you simply slide the pointer along this strip of steel strapping until it matches the computer's azimuth setting and you are good to go.Let me know if that is clear as mud and I will try again. Rod
20x90 Bino 12" Lightbridge + Stellarvue F50 TV Ethos, Pentax XW, Meade UWA 5k, ES 82°, Hyperion, AT Titan
Quote:Exactly, just a few inches on both sides of zero will do the trick.Glad to help.
Meade Lightbridge 12'' Deluxe with Orion COL. Meade Series 4000 Plossl 7 Eyepieces & 5 Filters Meade 114NT/500 Dwarf Dobsonian Meade DS-114ATE Meade 60AZ-T Meade 227 Burgess BV125 Konus 2110 20x80mm Giant Astronomy Binoculars Carson 20-100x70mm Bushnell 16x50mm Oh, no. Not again!
.......Curtis MallinCam Extreme 2 + AT8IN + CGEM + Miloslick = WOW WO Binoviewers + Siebert OCA 1.25x-3.5x 10" OPT Starhunter (flocked & upgraded focuser) Celestron FirstScope 10x50 & 15x70 Celestron Bino's 2" 2x GSO Barlow
Or another idea would be . . . calculating the difference between a leveled platform and a maximum swing platform. Then we can use this different to a Alt/Az value from the pocket star.
What do you think about that one?