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chboss
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Re: Oblong Stars new [Re: Jared]
      #5440517 - 09/25/12 07:49 PM

Good point Jared keeping it east heavy is always a good idea.

Orly, I am looking forward to your experiences with EPEC. In theory it should do the same (or give at least the same results) as the Meade TDM.
Keep us posted!

900mm are of pretty high for guiding something in the 400-600mm range should be sufficient for guiding.

best regards
Chris


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orlyandico
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Re: Oblong Stars new [Re: chboss]
      #5440712 - 09/25/12 09:59 PM

Chris, if I can get sub-1" guiding with the EPEC I will be ecstatic. Right now with 1-second corrections at 900mm I can get sub-2" (+/-) which isn't so great.

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chboss
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Re: Oblong Stars new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5440927 - 09/26/12 12:44 AM

Below 2" is not too bad from my location this would be already limited by my local seeing.

When are you expecting the encoders?

regards
Chris


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orlyandico
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Re: Oblong Stars [Re: chboss]
      #5440951 - 09/26/12 01:18 AM

waiting..... neither the encoder not the interpolator have shipped yet.

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