Re: RAPAS on Mach2

Bill Long

Where does it mount? I looked on the site and did not see a photo of this.

From: <> on behalf of W Hilmo <y.groups@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:51 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS on Mach2

Ah, yes.


I forgot that the Mach2 has a different mounting for the RAPAS…


From: <> On Behalf Of Terri Zittritsch
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS on Mach2


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 01:01 PM, W Hilmo wrote:

“My head does not allow me to get my dominant eye (right eye) into the RAPAS with a telescope installed.”


I put my mount into Park 4 when using the RAPAS to polar align.  That gets the scope and cabling well out of the way.


Hi Wade, that would likely result in a collision.   You must be talking about a different mount than the Mach2.    I don't see how any park position, other than Park 3, that can be used.. and Park 3 doesn't allow my head to get in there.   Granted, I'm not 'dainty', but I also don't have a head like Andre the Giant either.    I rotate RA every so slightly west from Park 3 to do polar alignment.



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