Hi all, in the spirit of "There is no such thing as a stupid question", I have one of my own which I'm pretty sure I know the answer to, but just wondering if anyone else has had it too and got the answer.
Since I've been taking images, I always found it difficult to use the focus knob on my SCTs, since it's below the camera and hard to reach without accidentally knocking the scope, the mount, the camera, the cables, whatever. Since an electronic focuser is not a necessity for me (yet) I'd like to use the scope the other way around (upside down, if you like), with the focus knob above the center barrel. Obviously this configuration isn't ideal for optical viewing as the eyepiece on the diagonal would be directly blocking the focus knob, but for imaging it shouldn't be a problem.
OK, stupid question time. Will my Celestron Evolution altaz mount care if it's pointing the "wrong" way after it's been aligned in that configuration? I don't believe it should, however you never really know with these things. I will try it tonight (if the clouds stay away), just wondering if anyone has any insights?
Thanks (in stupidity),