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bri1983

Telescope help

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Hi all ,  just got a celestron 130 astromaster scope but want to make the telescope move with the rotation of the earth so things stay in view. Can any one suggest what i will need i am a pure noob to this.

Thanks.

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

To enable the telescope to track the stars, you need to add a tracking motor to the right ascension axis of the equatorial mount.  These motors are available as add-on's:

https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/celestron-astromaster-ra-drive-motor.html

 

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Ricochet and I posting simultaneously ! :icon_biggrin:

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16 minutes ago, John said:

Ricochet and I posting simultaneously ! :icon_biggrin:

It's often the way. :)

 

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Posted (edited)
50 minutes ago, bri1983 said:

Hi all ,  just got a celestron 130 astromaster scope but want to make the telescope move with the rotation of the earth so things stay in view. Can any one suggest what i will need i am a pure noob to this.

Thanks.

For starters...here you go.....>

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Single-Motor-AstroMaster-Telescope/dp/B00039R23G 

or....>

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Celestron-Motor-Drive-for-EQ-Astromasters-and-Amp-PowerSeeker-Telescopes/2225962795?iid=331317822572

Cheers.....

Klitwo

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