Re: RAPAS on Mach2
The picture solved the puzzle.
Park 2 works great, that is what I always use when going out to align with RAPAS. Takes me a few minutes and I am back indoors and getting aligned further with PEMPro, which doesnt take much time to do. The the model gets running and I have a beer. 🙂 Or in lockdown mode, I have Spindrift Sparkling Lemon water.
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS on Mach2
To all with Questions on Mach2 RAPAS. It can not be left on the mount in use, period. If you don't put a weight at the top of the bar, it will clear the mount by some amount (I didn't measure, maybe 3/4"+-). So basically do not use the top 1/2 or inch or so, you can check for those that get a Mach2. Something to add to mount directions. You can not move the mount right (east direction for those in the north). I was using it with the weight at the top of the bar. I will probably tape that or block it off somehow so I never go there again. SO at least I can go west without hitting anything. But it must still be removed in use.
Thanks for the person who recommended Park2, I've never used that one.. but I think that will work. Park 4, 5, and 1 will not. Park 1 can avoid hitting the RAPAS, if there is no weight at the top, but then the weight bar would be in the direct line of sight I believe of the polar scope. Park 4,5 would hit the RAPAS housing (not the optical tube). I'll take some pictures.