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Orion Apex 127 - Desert Sky DSV-1 Alt-Az on a surveyor's tripod. Ioptron SmartEQ Pro. Nikon D5000, Fujifilm IS Pro DSLR. A few Nikon lenses and a ProOptic 500mm reflex lens for fun.
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Quote:Anyone going to NEAF? I'd love a walkthrough on how folks are setting up and aligning their Pro at the iOptron booth.George
Quote:Put Polaris a little below 3:00 on the 40° circle and ran a two star align.It told me I was 1° high and West. I readjusted Polaris and made sure Alt and Az were locked.Cycled mount power off and on again.Made sure finder and camera were centered on Polaris again.Ran through another two star align. This time the polar axis was 26 minutes off.Slewed to Jupiter and it was barely in the 50mm finder!