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Basic Start-up with CG5 Mount (Nexstar Handset)

in Tutorials Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:54 pm
by Dave • 3.207 Posts

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RE: Basic Start-up with CG5 Mount (Nexstar Handset)

in Tutorials Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:45 pm
by Leonis • 1.249 Posts

Nice one Davy but when it says to align the index marks should these not be the "new" marks after you have balanced the scopes? Also you can use the "All Star" or "Polar align" feature to polar align your mount I believe. Now I'm confused!!


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RE: Basic Start-up with CG5 Mount (Nexstar Handset)

in Tutorials Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:00 am
by Dave • 3.207 Posts

Hi John

These are the RA and DEC marks on the main parts of the mount, not the polar align stuff.
I was asked to do this for Martin, he literally wanted the instructions after polar align was done, without any complications of all star align etc...

Dave


Celestron 9.25" SCT - Celestron 6" SCT (*2) - Williams Optics ZS70 - Williams Optics ZS66 - Coronado PST
NEQ6 Pro Mount - CG5-GT - Celestron Nexstar SE - Skywatcher All-View Mount
Atik 460 EX CCD -Atik 314L CCD - Atik Titan CCD - Atik OAG - Atik EFW2 - Canon 350D
Lumenera 120M cam. Microsoft Lifecam HD - SPC900NC - Various filters and stuff.
U816 Quadcopter (THE BEAST!)
CALL SIGN - M6OCO
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RE: Basic Start-up with CG5 Mount (Nexstar Handset)

in Tutorials Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:11 am
by Leonis • 1.249 Posts

I think I may have misunderstood what Steve told me when we set up my mount at the NLO. When we balanced the mount we marked new RA and DEC index points. What was the about? Confused.com :)


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RE: Basic Start-up with CG5 Mount (Nexstar Handset)

in Tutorials Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:19 am
by Dave • 3.207 Posts

errr... dunno, ask Steve :o)


Celestron 9.25" SCT - Celestron 6" SCT (*2) - Williams Optics ZS70 - Williams Optics ZS66 - Coronado PST
NEQ6 Pro Mount - CG5-GT - Celestron Nexstar SE - Skywatcher All-View Mount
Atik 460 EX CCD -Atik 314L CCD - Atik Titan CCD - Atik OAG - Atik EFW2 - Canon 350D
Lumenera 120M cam. Microsoft Lifecam HD - SPC900NC - Various filters and stuff.
U816 Quadcopter (THE BEAST!)
CALL SIGN - M6OCO
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