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Old 03-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Carl
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Streaky stars continued

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Originally Posted by Garbz View Post
This could be your problem. I recently read up on issues with poor guiding at zenith. The recommendation was not to actually accurately balance the scope but rather always have it heavy on the east side. This way the gears are always engaged on one side with reduced backlash.

I setup my weights accordingly to weigh it down on the east and I haven't had a problem since.
Yes I have heard of this technique but I am a little confused. If I am shooting west my scope is actually on the east side of my mount. Do I weigh it slightly to that side?
If I do that does it mean that I have to re balance my scope when I do a flip?

Is there a link to this technique
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Carl
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