[AZ-Observing] Re: Alignment tips? - HS Student & EVAC member

  • From: "Jim Waters" <jimwaters@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:24:39 -0700

Without a wedge or HyperStar astrophotography will be very limited.

Jim
jimwaters@xxxxxxx


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Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Alignment tips? - HS Student & EVAC member

Thanks Ray, Albert, & Jim.

It's the standard fork mount without a wedge. I know that's less optimal for 
astrophotography, but it's what we have - at least until next Christmas. :)

Thanks,
Kevin


On 1/17/2017 6:16 PM, Ray Heinle wrote:

Kevin,
Do you have an equatorial or alt-az(fork) mount?
Ray

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Subject: [AZ-Observing] Alignment tips? - HS Student & EVAC member

Hi,
Not sure if this is the right place to send this, but I was having 
trouble aligning my family's Celestron 925 CPC well enough to track 
for long-exposure astro-photography.

I’ve looked up guides online and tried everything suggested in them, 
from using two star alignment rather than SkyAlign, selecting stars 
far apart, and finishing centering only using certain directions. Are 
there any things I could be missing or tips that would help it track better?
Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

(I'm trying to this as part of my my high school science project on
astrophotography.)

Thanks!

Kevin Goldsmith
techkids@xxxxxxxxxxx or martianwatch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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