Re: In-person mentoring needed


Rob Brown
 

Turns out that I had an issue with a loose screw on a gear! And maybe some other mechanical issues. I’m back to a working scope again, but I could really use some help. What are the top 5 things I need to know to get decent accuracy in Go-To? Right now my PXP RMS error is around 13 arc minutes, maximum 20. But I can’t hit an object unless I first do an offset-init on a star within 5 degrees of my target.

 

-Rob Brown

 

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I have built an alt-az mount for my 12.5" scope. Until recently, it was working in Go-To (but not well). Then suddenly it is off by tens of degrees in Go-To. Tracking is working acceptably well. I've read the Scitech manual but I am lost. Is there anyone in the Portland Oregon area willing to spend an evening with me going through the calibration and setup? The Moon is up, so it wouldn't be like giving up a dark night! There is so much to learn!

 

-Rob Brown

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