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Old 22-08-2013, 02:24 PM
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ALTAZ digital mount

Thought you would like this cheap digital AltzAz mount. using 0.1 resolution digital levels from ALDI.

http://cometal-comets.blogspot.com.a...mount-diy.html

regards, Alan
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Old 22-08-2013, 02:41 PM
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That is the best thing I have seen this week. I never would have thought of it.
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Old 29-08-2013, 12:05 PM
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some good images here. 20x 1sec medium contrast adjusted.

http://cometal-comets.blogspot.com.a...mount-diy.html
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Old 29-08-2013, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, picked one up from Aldi in Melbourne. The resulution of .1 is rather meaningless given that the accuracy is quoted as +- .5 which is probably still a touch optomistic.

At $20 it's quite good for an initial mount alignment starting point in the field.
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Old 29-08-2013, 03:05 PM
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I agree, not to be consider as accurate. Gets the objects I want in the FOV with the lens I am using. They have a hard stop at 230 degrees.
Lots of fun just poking around the sky for the brighter things, like omega centauri.
regards, Alan
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