“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:The only mishap thus far is that one of the plastic thumb knobs on the counterweight set screw was shattered in shipment.
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Quote:What Pelican case is the one that fits the EQ head foam?
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Quote:Thanks guys. For the money it's a really nice mount. I'm pleasantly surprised.What Pelican case is the one that fits the EQ head foam?Thanks!- Jim
Quote:David:I can only get the CAT5E-SF-xx-SHLD-IND model in 3' as the shortest. Can I use 2x 3' or ought the RA to be a 2'. The cheaper cable comes in a 2' length.Thanks!- Jim
Quote:Jimbo:Are the locking screws the ones on the center of the part that has the altitude markings etched on it?Mine looks like yours, which doesn't look like the pictures in the manual in a couple of regards.Cheers!- Jim
Quote: There's a stopper that looks like it clamps onto the dovetail bar and keeps the OTA from sliding in the saddle, which isn't mentioned in the manual.
Quote:Also, beyond replacement cables, are there any other upgrades
Quote:I'll offer one hint - it's easy to get the RA and DEC cables swapped the first time one assembles a CGE.
Quote:The CGE has a manual?