My AVX mount certainly had to do some exercising - literally with my first backyard outing with RASA 8. Had to add 6 pounds to the standard weight to balance my set up. This will put it to 17 pounds if I am estimating correctly.
1. Whats the best way to add weight? Get a 4 pound, 2 pound, and one pound? Mix and match as I go?
2. Sort of getting to the AVX limit which is 30 pounds I believe. I am probably 36 pounds. AVX handled the go to and tracking just great for EAA. At one point, the tube was below the weight horizontally. I was a bit nervous and watching closely but AVX was steadfast! So I am inclined to just use it as I am. Any downside? Could this possibly just wear out the AVX quickly?
Config: RASA 8 + Celestron LPR, ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro to 25 mm backfocus (6.5 + 11 + 7.5mm extension), AVX with Nexstar+ Remote, Manual Focus (set once, done)
Other: Pegasus Automatic Dew Control (5 channel) with external humidity / temp sensor, Beelink U57 i5 8 GB Ram 256 GB SSD, Polemaster for precise polar,
Power: 3 x 12v 3A, plus Celestron Lithium Power Tank Pro (camera, mini computer, Pegasus, RASA fan)
Software: CPWI with ASCOM platform and ASCOM drivers, Astrotortilla, Sharpcap Pro, Windows Remote Desktop from Home laptop.
Workflow: precise polar, CPWI go to (no align or calibration), Platesolve, slew correction, and mount sync with Sharpcap Pro.
Pic below is simple live stack from RASA first light.
Edited by SanjeevJoshi, 22 November 2020 - 02:37 AM.