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My 200P just arrived and oh my God... I have been trying to wrap my head around the mount for 4 hours.
The manual didn't really help so I decided to go on youtube, but again, I didn't find any good and detailed videos so I decided to ask here if there is any video or perhaps blog post that might help me set up the mount.
Thank you very much!
*by the way, is the EQ5 supposed to have slow motion cables? I only got 2 knobs (not cables) and I'm not sure if there is something missing or not... sorry, this is the first time I've used a serious equatorial mount or telescope.
Thank you very much!
I live in the NE of Scotland and have recently been bit by the Astrophotography bug! I bought a Star tracker a few months back, but only started using it 3 weeks ago (due to crap weather). The images posted are what I've managed to get with my Fujit XT2 and my various lenses. Only just started stacking in DeepSkyStacker and trying to stretch / edit in Photoshop. I've recently gotten the 45 day trial on Pixinsight so will be looking to try out editing in that.
Looking forward to learning a bunch from everyone!
By Karen Moore
The motors are not working and I don't know why. I have replaced the batteries and when turn on light is green but then turns red immediately. There is a constant bleeping sound. The cogs seem blocked... I am new to this so am hoping it is something easily fixed. Anyone know how? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks
Thought I would share my experience to get some feedback and advice.
Here I am in the south of france, beautiful dark site setting up my scope and mount. white eq6 pro without goto or remote and an esprit 100.
I saw the Big dipper in the sky and setup my mount roughly pointing to the north, set my correct longitude based on my location as welll. Then I struggled for 2 hours polar aligning it. Didnt have a clue what I was looking at through that polar scope… finally with some android software PolarFinder I could compare what I was looking at.
The big dipper drawing doesn't show up properly in my polar scope either, unless I start unscrewing it, at which point it becomes wobbly and hard to use… Forgot to bring tiny Alan keys with me.
2nd challenge I encountered was navigating the sky as a newbie ! no goto or remote… star hopping with my finder scope 9x50 was too much of a challenge for me as a newbie.
Using the ra and dec rings on my eq6 didn't prove easy to navigate or understand either. extra challenge ? although I've read that they are pretty useless…
any advice on navigating the sky without goto or remote for a newbie ?
any help and advice would be appreciated