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Having a problem with the Omegon Mount Mini Track LX3

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#1 vedran_kristina

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:17 AM

Hi everyone!

 

I recently bought the Omegon Mount Mini Track LX3, mounted my Sony A6000 (18-135mm) on it and pointed it at Polaris. No matter what spring tension setting I use, I start to get star trailing after a couple of seconds of exposure when zoomed in. Does anybody have any experience with the Mini Track and some suggestions what am I doing wrong?

 

Thank you!



#2 Seven007

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

Hi Kristina,

I have Minitrack LX3 too. And it works smile.gif .

 

There are already two topics on CN:

 

https://www.cloudyni...x3-track-mount/

https://www.cloudyni...ta-100-300-apo/

 

I try to describe my procedure perhaps you see a difference?

 

1. Focus dslr on a bright star

2. Level Tripod

3. Mount your camera on the ballhead (When I was doing this after PA, my Rig was moving and PA was sometines gone)

4. Do polar alignment using the supplied polar finder.

5. Turn the clock

6. Do Framing ( You can try to do this before turning the clock, but by turning it your camera moves too)

 

Take pictures smile.gif ( I use internal delay Timer or a remote trigger)

 

Does the clock sounds the same without the camera as with mounted camera?

Be Careful with touching the mount after PA.

 

Hope this helps?

 

Kind Regards

Sven




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