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Quote:The 2013, 8000D model of the iEQ45 seems to come with the high precision worm stock, but does not upgrade the pulleys or belt to fine pitch versions, right?
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Quote:Assuming I am reading it correctly, the old worm had a native PE that ranged from about 45 arc sec, to about 60 arc sec. The new worm has a native PE that ranges from about 6-15 arc seconds. Does that seem like sensible results?
Quote:Quote:The 2013, 8000D model of the iEQ45 seems to come with the high precision worm stock, but does not upgrade the pulleys or belt to fine pitch versions, right? That's correct, but it does not have the fine pitch pulleys or belt.I just this moment heard from iOptron, they are shipping me the iEQ45 pulleys with a different tooth design to test.They indicated the difference in the pulleys would be apparent, and an improvement, but with the same number of teeth?I wont have any specific details until the pulleys arrive and will post an update then.It is refreshing to see a mount company actually offering updates to existing equipment.Regards,Paul
Darren in Bakersfield
Quote:Thanks Paul,I have checked my polar scope - its dead on. I have also used the Polar Alignment feature which seems to act sort of like the Alignmaster 30 day demo I tried. I might buy it - its cheap. My elongation is in RA and I really think I'm actually overguiding now.Timm
Quote:Have you ever used the Two Star alignment routine? After the 2 star, the HC will tell you how far off your polar offset is, in arc minutes. For example, if it says 12 higher and 8 west, then you would need to lower your alt by 12 arc minutes and move the mount east by 8 arc minutes using the mount lat and az adjusters.
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