Dennis LXD55, AT6RC, Astrotech 80-EDT, AT-66, DSI pro, FLI-8300C, Pentax K5
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
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Quote:the report that "gotos were good",indicates a reasonably good "mechanical" polar alignment
Quote: Nahhh...Two star alignment does not require accurate polar alignment.
Quote: Polar align roughly eyeballed. Then one star alignment
Quote:I know we are on the Pole I took a green laser and taped it to the top of RA box and rotated the scope in RA and it arced around Polaris
The direction of drift is to the east, Its slow in RA tracking and moves west each time when asked to Goto object
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
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.
Orion ED80 Lunt80 with DSII Lunt 152 AT 102EDF Celestron 6SE with HyperStar Celestron 6" f/8 Refractor 8" Newtonian/Cassegrain Byers 812 SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 Celestron 9.25" CPC 1100 with HyperStar 17.5" AstroSystems TeleKit ExploraDome II Life Member and ALCOR - PAS New Orleans ALCOR - PAS Mississippi Waning Moon II Observatory
Quote:Well, Meade did not know the correct answer (at least not in Tech Support...), but ANDREW DID !!!!
I had included Andrews post (#2 in this thread), and in the settings, on the third line, he (Andrew) is saying that the LT and the LX80 are the same.
Quote: Andrew... am i "on track" here, or have i missed something. I do not proclaim to be an expert, but the mount is supposed to report its RA/DEC. If it is not changing ???
Quote: Up above, in the 2nd post, Andrew said:"The LX90, LX80 and LT scopes all use the same "ratio" in the code,but change sign as required for direction."Well..., sort of correct. I agree with the "signs".
Quote: The "Ratio" for the LX-80 is 02.75075 for both RA and DEC. (-) for Alt, and (+) for AZ.The "Ratio" for the ETX-90 is 01.36889 for both RA and DEC. (+) for both.At least, that is what is coming up on my new Audiostar box.
Quote:Not sure if I'm explaining this the right way.
Once you have target I was using Venus I would sync on that target with 12.5mm EP and let the scope do it thing "track" after 30min to hour. Now not looking through the eyepiece just looking at the mount, The mount would move to the west only to re-center Venus.I would thing that if the mount was running fast it would over take Venus and have to back up to the east to recenter . But its moving to slow in RA letting Venus get ahead of the mount.So each time I select Venus and tell the mount to GOto Venus the mount moves to the west only.
Quote:But its moving to slow in RA letting Venus get ahead of the mount.So each time I select Venus and tell the mount to GOto Venus the mount moves to the west only.
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.