So, my Dob is flocked, shielded, weighted, collimated, soaped, and ready to go. I think the next project is to dampen residual shaking when focusing at high magnification. I can focus, no worries, but it would be nice if the mount/scope could be modified for better vibration dampening.
I guess my first question is, what are some of the sources of shaking so I can isolate and strengthen those sources? The feet, the solid tube length, torque on the riser boards, the ground itself, any or all of the above? Second question is, if you've modified your mount to reduce shaking, what worked for you?
I have the ES Firstlight 8" f/6 with the IKEA style fasteners. That might be a source, but I keep them pretty tight. Sometimes I set up on patches of grass, and sometimes on a small brick surface (custom built to keep the Scope out of the tall grass).
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Asbytec, 15 January 2020 - 06:45 AM.