Re: Help!! Part 2!
Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
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Tom, you're pier base sounds solid enough. 5' should be deep enough especially with that 3'x3' base. That said, as others have said, you should probably recheck your polar alignment to be sure. The FSQ on any camera has a big FOV so field rotation will show up easily.
Now, with that out of the way, based on your description of the stars, I'm betting your camera is not seated securely on the FSQ. Are you using threaded connections or a nosepiece / thumbscrew setup? If the latter, I'd bet the camera is loose and tilting and turning in the the 2" adapter. Even if the connections are threaded, if they're not tight, i.e. the camera can rotate, that would explain a lot of the symptoms.
On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:04 AM, tom_b@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote: