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rmollise
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Re: C11 NexStar alignment always a bit "to the left"? new [Re: Cellofan]
      #5622227 - 01/14/13 07:53 AM

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I think it's a matter of leveling and is easily controlled with the program PoleAlignMax.




Well...sorta...but...not really.

Leveling will help the scope come closer to the initial alignment stars, but that is it; it will have NO effect on the quality of the final alignment.


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Kevdog
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Re: C11 NexStar alignment always a bit "to the left"? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5622707 - 01/14/13 01:38 PM

Yeah, there is no level spot on my driveway (and some very far off) but now that I have the alignment more exact and the backlash adjusted I'm pretty darn close. It's now always in my 32mm eyepiece and just a bit off to the side (which I think I can get even better).

The scope wasn't level but the goto was quite good


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Re: C11 NexStar alignment always a bit "to the left"? new [Re: Kevdog]
      #5627142 - 01/16/13 10:23 PM

My CPC1100 was back heavy until I put a full starizona counterweight kit on it. I need the big top weight with the dew shield (I don't use the stock finder, I'm using the el-cheapo celestron red-dot).

My alignments and go-tos, for whatever reason, got a LOT better after I balanced the scope and started paying attention to leveling it. I don't have anyplace that is level, but that's why tripods have adjustable legs... I'm thinking things will be easier with my reticle eyepiece, but I've got had first light on the reticle eyepiece yet.


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