I purchased an Osypowski EQ platform on the classifieds here about 8 years ago. It worked great with my 10” f5.6 Orion PDSE until I began to have back issues and needed to sit to observe. Latitude about 33.5 N.
I have retired to a warm place at 11 degrees N. The platform had been put away and simply got shipped here. On my meager SS spending money, a new $1000+ platform is out of the question, so I gave the operation of the platform some thought. My current Dob is 8” f5, eyepiece much lower to the ground.
The platform has the xtal circuit and 4 button box, only RA used. What could I do to use it here, other than getting out the saw and rebuilding? If it sits flat on the ground here, the stars would revolve around a point 22.5 degrees above the NCP.
Edited by tincanandstring, 25 April 2019 - 01:02 AM.