Hi, I need some advice with my new (used) m-uno and the installation of my Altair Astro EDT-102 refractor.
The challenge I am experiencing is the risk of collision between my zwo camera and the mounts structure. I have fitted an 80mm dec extension and the telescope camera transits above the mounts dovetail for the removable transit handle, see photo.
Having moved the telescope as far forward as I am comfortable with (further movement would necessitate more additional weights on the back of the saddle plate to compensate) and having ballanced the complete arrangement, there is still a contact point between the camera and mount as the arm inverts, see photo. This only happens when the telescope is in line with the Arm and for about 12 degrees either side.
Will the scope setup would work safetly as long as I stay away from targets within a 12 degree radius of celestial north as outside this radius the camera avoids the mount structure, or is there a possibility the mount could collide while transiting between other targets.
Or is my only option to change to a shorter telescope (worst case). I would prefer to use this scope on this mount.
My mount is a syncscan variant and I use EQMOD to control the setup. Anyone know of some user guidance with setting up mount limits that might support my requirement.