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#1 auriga

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:02 AM

I have found that putting  dob wheels near the Observer  rather than on the other side of the scope, is a great help,  for example JP astrocraft Sweet 16, is very easy to move out of a garage despite its weight, owing to the wheel position. Some people achieve this through a cart but it is easier if the wheels are on the telescope itself.,

Another issue is the loss  of object when changing from a heavy eyepiece to a light one with a much smaller field. The way to avoid this is to tighten the clamp on the altitude  axis, if there is one, and release it after the eyepiece change.

Hope this helps,

Bill Meyers

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:46 AM

I was thinking about this problem a few days ago, and another option might be to place a small (e.g., one pound) weight bag on the front of the scope before removing the eyepiece from the focuser. 




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