Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE
E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm - 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm - Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm
Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP
Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC, & OIII + Solar
Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack.
Dream Maker Observatory SkyShed P.O.D
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:Hi Tony:Your Starfinder Off question made me chuckle because more than one of us has been fooled by it. It means "Turn the Starfinder off", not "The Starfinder is off from alignment". -Dan
Quote:Ok guys, I've had pretty good luck in the last two weeks with the scope. But I adjusted the backlash setting yesterday, and it didn't track worth a hoot last night. Should I just put the settings back to zero? I set it to 20 in base (azimuth?) and 10 in the z axis (fork arm?) it seemed to work back and forth in both axis without much slack, though it seemed to jump a little in all directions when I first pushed the directional buttons. Does any of this make any sense to anyone? Also, when I align, it tells me the starfinder is off, but it looks to be pretty close to me. How do I get it closer on center with the scope? It is the stock Celestron starfinder. Thanks for putting up with my rookie questions!
Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society