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Old 12-02-2016, 04:14 PM
glend (Glen)
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lake Macquarie
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First things first. Don't worry about filters and such, concentrate on getting good colour shots from your dslr - keep it simple as your on a big learning curve. You don't need to worry about the polar scope if you have a compass and can find TRUE south (not magnetc south). A simple low cost incline meter will give you good altitude setting control for the mount. Or you can read about Drift Alignment and do it that way - a useful skill. Now to the RC - they are notoriously hard to collimate for first timers, the combination of parabolic and hyperbolic mirrors give little room for error. Read everything you can about GSO RC collimation and make sure you have the tools to do it - minimum is a Cheshire tube and a laser. I'd suggest you watch the 3 part Utube video on RC08 collimation, that will help you.
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