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JimB

AZ-EQ5 and QHY Polemaster question

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Hello.

I am considering getting a QHY Polemaster for my AZ-EQ5 mount. Has any one used this combination and did it work well? Also I have heard that the Polemaster can wash out if light pollution is present, how much of a problem is this? The light pollution is not bad but I have to look over the house to see Polaris and I wonder could overspillfrom it wash out the Polemaster. I would suppose this to in part depend on how wide the Polemasters' field of view is. Any observations and advice would be welcome.

Jim

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As no one seems to know I will have to find out the hard way,- just bought one. Maybe I will be able to contribute some help to some one else for a change.

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I live in the suburbs of London and still had to increase the brightness to see the smaller stars.

carole

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Thank you Carastro, I'll bear that in mind when I set mine up.

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It will still perform, if I'm out the front of my house there's a led streetlight right where I don't need it..its ok if it's fairly transparent skies..jumps about abit on the final alignment part if it's not that clear

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As Carole said you just need to increase the gain, I have never had a problem wherever I have been with it, it just works.

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