Every week I do something new to reduce light pollution. Eyes on the Sky is at 650,000+ views so far; more views = more awareness. Please consider sharing with others.
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Quote:Now you need to turn your attention to your next car. It's time to try automatic transmissions, power brakes, power steering and air conditioning. Don't you love technology?:-)
Quote:Sweet. Messier Marathon time coming up; time to warp drive through the catalog!
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Quote:Glad you like your DS mount. Here's a few tips from the experience I had with mine:1. Tracking is much better if the mount is level. I remove the motorized assembly (top portion) from the base and use a cheap bubble level, then put the motorized assembly back.
Quote:2. A RDF will make star alignment much easier... no more rotational slewing.
Quote:3. Wood legs will dampen better, mine also added some height. Got them from Hands On Optics. Had to drill the holes bigger on the base to fit the mounting bolts, was easy.
Quote:4. I use 8 Energizer 2500mAh rechargeable batteries, which last through my observing sessions of a couple hours. Could last longer. Much more convenient than wiring in an external battery or power tank, and no wrapped wires.