Quote:The nice thing about the SS2K (which is missing from other mounts, even the latest ones iirc) is that you can choose between aligned and un-aligned EQ mode. In aligned mode, only the RA motor will run to track - so you PA has to be good. In un-aligned mode, you can be pointed many degrees away from celestial pole, and once you enter the alignment stars, it will track and object with BOTH RA and DEC motors - think of it like a tracking alt-az that's pointed at a crazy angle. The mount will not only model the offset, but iirc from the manual, as you add more alignment stars, it will model other errors such as cone and OTA offset - pretty nifty.
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