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New alignment page on A.S.I.G.N.

New alignment page on A.S.I.G.N.
« on: June 11, 2007, 12:13:24 AM »
After years of getting around to it, I finally tackled the issue over many hours in the observatory. I practiced and perfected the alignment to the point that I now have perfect alignment for photography.

Man, its so simple once you grasp the concept! I guess many of you already know this, but I thought I would write a step-by-step to help others like myself, who are frustrated with their setup.

All that is left to do now is get my motor tracking rates honed.

Here's the page....

http://www.aussiepeople.com.au/asignobservatory/driftalignment.aspx

Any tips or criticisms are welcome! I want to make this page a nice simple one for smart dummies like myself.

Baz.

P.S. Thanks to Ron (Tailwag) at http://www.aussiepeople.com.au for publishing and presenting the page so nicely for me.
A.S.I.G.N. Observatory
Canberra, A.C.T.
http://www.asignobservatory.com

Re: New alignment page on A.S.I.G.N.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 10:07:09 PM »
Thank you for the very nice web and documents.  The pictures of your observatory are really great.  So is the information about the Nexstar 11GPS.  My telescope is an old Nexstar, and, I've heard those weird sounds.  I really hate fork mounts these days and hope someday to go back to a good equatorial.  I can't count the number of times I've wrapped a cable, or, tried to swing something through the base. :'(

Really very inspirational too. 

Best wishes,
Dan

Re: New alignment page on A.S.I.G.N.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 05:30:11 AM »
Thank you for the very nice web and documents.  The pictures of your observatory are really great.  So is the information about the Nexstar 11GPS.  My telescope is an old Nexstar, and, I've heard those weird sounds.  I really hate fork mounts these days and hope someday to go back to a good equatorial.  I can't count the number of times I've wrapped a cable, or, tried to swing something through the base. :'(

Really very inspirational too. 

Best wishes,
Dan

Thank you very much Dan! I'm very pleased you enjoyed it. I really hope you found something of use to help you out with your old Celestron. I totally agree about the equatorial mount too! That will be my next one also.

Cheers,

Baz.
A.S.I.G.N. Observatory
Canberra, A.C.T.
http://www.asignobservatory.com