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Quote:en you are on an object, you tighten it down so the RA reading will remain the same as the mount tracks.
Quote:The little setscrew doesn't have anything to do with locking the mount's axis. Don't believe me? Try it.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:i know. if i screw it down i lock the circleif i dont screw it down the circle rotates freely. with free i mean moving the axis has no effect on the circle because its not connected in any way to it
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Quote:Is a lot slower than it should be?
Quote:Quote:Is a lot slower than it should be? It's a "clock" drive. It will move with a speed commensurate with that name: one revolution in a sidereal day, 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds.
Quote:Polar scope was set for rough alignment to the north, and then set for my location 52 degrees which is UK.