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Astrometry Cassegrain Equipment Mount Polar Alignment
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#1 crawdady

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:31 PM

It's all setup: new CGX + 11" SCT. Ready to go.  Never had Celestron before, thus a "newbie".

 

 

Rough alignment : done

Powered up and location info entered: done

 

Ready to do alignment and I have a newbie question:  Do I lock the RA and Dec clutches to do the alignment?  None of the instructions say.

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:32 PM

Yes you lock the clutches
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:40 PM

DUH ... thank you (slinking off to the observatory)



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:50 PM

No worries. I do recommend that you unlock the clutches whenever you transport the mount to avoid damage to gears from jostling the mount.
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:56 PM

 

 

Rough alignment : done

Powered up and location info entered: done

 

Ready to do alignment 

Have you done a polar alignment yet as part of your rough alignment? 




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