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Jiggy 67

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About Jiggy 67

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  1. Starting position is usefull. I don't observe much to the North so I start with the focuser pointing down. Much of the time (not all the time depending on which direction you slew in) when I slew to the South, the focuser ends up in a reasobly comfortable position, or at the very least I don't have to spin the tube much
  2. Lets not forget the pub for tea on the first night Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  3. Sorry Wookie didn't mean to sound sarcastic. That's the problem with text conversation. We always have a good time, even without clear skies but with a bit of luck we will hAve both Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  4. Yeh I'm also gonna provide a torch to your pitch and an ice cream at the interval lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  5. You'll get the welcome pack on arrival
  6. I can see the OP's point. I went to Ollies place couple of years ago (France)......and there were far too many stars!!!! :confused: Without him I wouldn't have found anything.....however, I would much prefer his problem to mine....too much light pollution :mad:
  7. I agree with the others, however, I bent a latitude bolt on my EQ5, without much pressure. It was that bad, it had to be drilled out and was a right pain in the you know what. As a result, I will always invest in the upgrades.....better safe than sorry....
  8. Check the speed of slew using the rate button on your handset, if its too low, set at 1 for example you would barely see the motors move, just something to check Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  9. Sounds good to me.......if you have an IPhone, try Scope Tools from the app store, always found it to give a really good location in the correct format. I always use my IPhone for the time aswell, because it will be exactly right
  10. Thats the point I'm making when I said this I'm assuming he has moved the scope and then returned to it and continued as if he didn't. I accept the point your making about having to polar align again aswell
  11. As long as the mount was pointing North, it wouldn't make that much difference to finding objects as long as star alignement was done. is a link to how to get the perfect home position
  12. When you end a session, the controller will ask if you want to "Park" the scope. If you select "yes" it will return the scope to park and remember that location. When you return to it the following night and switch it on, it will still ask for time/date/location and then ask "Do you want to start from park position" If you select "yes", there is no need to do a 3 star alignement as it remembers it from the previous session, however, this is reliant on you not moving the mount inbetween sessions. If you have moved the mount, then reply "No" to "Do want to start from park position" and you will have to do a 3 star alignement Polar aligning the mount has nothing to do with the scope. I think Paul is referring to having the scope in the Park Position, counterweights down and scope pointing towards Polaris but not aligned to it. This is the usual Park Position on an EQ mount, so the scope ends up where the mount and the software wants it, if you know what I mean
  13. Like others have said, I think you are relying on the axis scales too much. They really are next to useless, mere decoration, especially on cheaper mounts, and i don't recognise them numbers you are using. I would suggest that you forget them, get a decent star map and learn how to star hop, it's more fun that way anyway and you will soon be finding objects. A Telrad or a finder scope would be useful but your red dot finder will get you going and give you practice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  14. Exactly what I did, just move it back a couple of notches on the shaft Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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