Quote: Here's my new 8SE, which I've had since July 10.
Quote:Quote: Here's my new 8SE, which I've had since July 10.Will it ever see light?
Jeff D Orion 8" F4 Astrograph Celestron 80mm Guide-scope Celestron CGEM Mount Celestron Nexguide Canon EOS Rebel T1i (Unmodified) With MPCC Canon EOS Rebel XSi Full Spectrum Gary Honis Modified Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Coulter Odyssey 2 8" Dobsonian Celestron Nexstar 102SLT Celestron Skymaster 15x70 http://flic.kr/ps/ncfpL
Celestron C4-R 102mm achromat Celeston Nexstar 6SE SCT Meade 80mm APO Triplet Televue NP-101 Televue TV-85 Vixen A70Lf Vixen A80Mf Vixen A80M William Optics 66mm Zenithstar Patriot Celestron CG4 EQ mount Explore Scientific Twilight 2 AZ mount Televue Gibraltar 5 Vixen Portamount
Quote:I have it on my bench for a calibration check of the Sidereal drive rate. It's only about 9 seconds fast per hour, (which is 0.25 percent, or 1 part in 400), so no need to adjust the two phase-lock trimpots.
Our ever-growing equipment collection: Celestron CPC 925 GPS XLT (The Precious) EarthWin PFS-D binoviewer w/dielectric coatings Meade ETX-125AT (Shadow Lass) Meade DS-2130ATS-LNT (Mr. Magoo) Meade 114NT/500 (Foggy Bottom) StellarVue M4-style EQ mount
Quote:Before I lead you guys too far astray with this "caliibration check" stuff, I should let you know that the photo was staged, and the text is baloney! Being a retired electronics engineer/technician, I used to perform bench checks all the time on aircraft communications, navigation, and weapons control systems. I just couldn't resist the deception! HAL (You may now curse me!)
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