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#1 Phillip Creed

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 10:48 AM

Whenever I've had issues with fixed pattern ("walking") noise, it seems like it's worst when the scope is set up on grass vs., say, my driveway.

When I start polar aligning, should I wait a few minutes to let the tripod settle in on soft ground before proceeding?

I'm in the process of finalizing a guiding setup, so these issues should cease, but I'd like to at least ensure I've got a solid polar alignment throughout the imaging session.

Thoughts?

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 10:51 AM

You could place some PVC pipe caps underneath the tripod feet, to better displace the load and prevent settling.



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Posted 17 May 2021 - 10:52 AM

My yard is humid most nights. For my EQ6-R I made some wooden pads for the feet of the tripod to rest in. Solved the sinking problem.

 

 

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