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First light with an Old Scope

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#1 JP50515

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:00 PM

So after a 2 year hiatus, I've finally been able to piece together a semi-new astronomy/AP rig. 

A couple years back I had to sell my mount and have not been able to afford a new one until recently, a new in the "open box" EQ6-R Pro. 


Last night I finally had everything I needed, and clear skies, so I took the opportunity to get out on the scope for the first time in two years.


After so long I was a bit concerned I'd forget how to run it all but I was able to get my scope decently collimated during the afternoon, get the guide and main scopes pointing at the same target, get the mount polar aligned, and spend a bit of time doing de-focused star tests, and cruising around on the moon with my old guide cam (ASI 120mm) hooked up to the primary scope. 


All in all, not a bad first light with my old SW 130P-DS!

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