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New arrival Mr mesu

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Congrats on your mount! What saddle plate are you using? I'm going to a single scope setup until my refractor issues get resolved. All the ones I have locally are too close to the mount to allow you to tighten knobs.

Thanks.

Mike

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2 minutes ago, Mcrogers1 said:

Congrats on your mount! What saddle plate are you using? I'm going to a single scope setup until my refractor issues get resolved. All the ones I have locally are too close to the mount to allow you to tighten knobs.

Thanks.

Mike

Use a Geoptik saddle but take the knobs off and replace with Allen bolts

 

http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/geoptik-universal-dual-load-mounting-saddle-plate.html

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Hi

Had a few hours today ( bathroom nearly done :) )

Got the pier in and the mesu mounted on it also started wiring up

Long way to go but things are looking up

Harry

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An interesting shape pier Harry... Can I ask why it's not straight as we normally see?

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Hi

well it 3 things really

1) I wanted to make use of my existing conc base  ( There is over a ton in there !)

2) I want to flip as little as possible and this give me more options

3) I like to make things difficult for myself :)

Regards

Harry

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Hello Harry,

Good luck with the Mesu, I class it as a portable mount (just), definitely can't say that about your old one!

Steve

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Hi

well This is probaley the worst image I have posted for a long time , tilted focal plane . tak not collimated well , spacing from reducer wrong

only 3 10min Ha subs next to 3/4 moon before the clouds rolled in

 BUT I got the mesu going :)   SGP talked to the mount and PHD did the guiding ok :headbang:

A few little niggles left , mainley being using the mesu with the encoders connected did not work well -- seemed to be slewing forever and seemed to be bouncing back and forth around the target

even in polite mode , so I switched them off all went well ( sgp sent the mesu to 1 pix precision )

More practice required

Regards

Harry

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Congratulations Harry. I found that setting the encoders to ignore worked best for me.

 

Nigel

 

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6 hours ago, nigelg said:

Congratulations Harry. I found that setting the encoders to ignore worked best for me.

 

Nigel

 

Hi

Yes I seem to get on better with ignor !

seemed a shame not to use them though :)

Harry

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Hi Harry - love your pier!- not sure it would fit in my observatory though as too small but a great idea - how did you source it? - best wishes Tony

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On ‎08‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 14:07, tony210 said:

Hi Harry - love your pier!- not sure it would fit in my observatory though as too small but a great idea - how did you source it? - best wishes Tony

Hi

Sorry for slow reply

The pier is a bit of DIY , made it up as I went along -- what I do most of the time as I am not bright enough

to work it out before :)

Harry

 

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Well I 'm very impressed - great innovation !- some  serious  DIY!-I would go for this but no room in a pulsar observatory - best wishes Tony

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Hi

So rebuilt the old newt and mounted here up , Having a few balance problems and a bit more slippage in dec than I like ( ra seems fine )

all we need is clear skies :)

Harry

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That's some set up. Good to see a Mesu moving something like a proper payload around?

Steve

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8 hours ago, Mcrogers1 said:

I just ordered the same plate and would like to know what size allen bolts you use and how long they are. Thank you.

I looked at one of my bolts from the same Geoptik mounting plate. They are M8 x 30mm long.

Steve

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