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Old 07-09-2020, 12:14 PM
morls (Stephen)
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne
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I had an interesting night of alignment last night. I got to about 30" on both axis, but then the fun started. After doing the star align, I went to polar align, did the centreing with hand controller, after which the routine is usually to adjust with bolts after the mount slews a little. Except in this case there was no slewing, but instead the sequence was centre with keypad, press enter, no slew but the mesaage on hand controller was still "use bolts to centre". It was already centred! This happened a couple of times.

Has anyone else had this happen? I'm using a 20mm Orion illuminated eyepiece with a f/l of 2700mm. so the mag is 135x. I'm wondering if I need to use the 2x powermate for the finer adjustment?
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