Kaptain Klevtsov Posted September 17, 2006 Share Posted September 17, 2006 Today we had some discussion about why you can't take photos with a Dob. mounted Newt., as well as some comments refuting the arguement. Well i got to wondering if it would be possible to build a platform to sit a Dob. mount on that could take it's cue from a guiding system like that used with a GEM.The concept works like this, the platform has three supports, a pivot at the North or South end (roughly) and two other supports in the form of motorised jacks placed at the other two corners of an equilateral triangle. The two jacks would move constantly at a rate slightly slower than necessary until boosted into a faster movement by the guiding system.The advantage of this system would be that the north / south alignment wouldn't need to be so accurate as the guiding system would compensate.I'm not going to build one anytime soon and there's no Patent Pending issue so for the sake of discussion I throw this one to be torn to shreds by you guys who can see the flaws (or be bothered to do the sums).So the question is:- Is this another dumb idea or what?Enjoy.Captain Chaos Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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