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Danzup77
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Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post.
      #5630499 - 01/18/13 07:52 PM

If I have my CGEM fully aligned and I go-to view the moon in a 6mm-ish EP will my alignment be off if after I slew around the Moon for a bit I return to as close to the my lunar starting point as possible? Im at work otherwise I'd simply try it......just brainstorming.

Thanks
Dan


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post. new [Re: Danzup77]
      #5630522 - 01/18/13 08:09 PM

ya

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Midnight Dan
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Re: Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post. new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5630608 - 01/18/13 09:21 PM

No. If you use the handset to slew around, the mount knows where you moved it, so it maintains its alignment. You don't even have to return to the moon. If you release the clutches and move it, then the alignment is lost.

-Dan


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Re: Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post. new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5631254 - 01/19/13 10:16 AM

Quote:

ya




"Ya"? Make that "nein." The alignment will be fine as long as he slews with the direction buttons and does not undo the locks. YOu don't even have to return to some starting place; the mount will know where it is unless, again, you undo the locks.

Edited by rmollise (01/19/13 10:17 AM)


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post. new [Re: rmollise]
      #5636120 - 01/22/13 01:52 AM

.

I was confused.

Thanks for the clarification.


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Danzup77
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Re: Technically a Mount Q but unsure where to post. new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5695961 - 02/23/13 01:37 AM

Holy cow Midnight Dan, my apologies for the extreme delay in response. Thank you and I appreciate the response as always!

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