Re: How long for UNGUIDED imaging with non AE mounts?
While the mount can tolerate a light sprinkle, I suggest strongly against full submersion in water; as fun as it may sound on a special day.
Perhaps flowers, a wipe with soft cloth and no-bleach window cleaner, chocolates, or a good regreasing would be a better way to show you mount affection. Glad to hear you have such a strong relationship with your mount!😃
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Emilio J. Robau, P.E.
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] How long for UNGUIDED imaging with non AE mounts?
I guess you should also remodel every time you do some load changes or tweaking of balance?
I have to comment, potentially adversely to AP sales. The non-encoder option is so freaking accurate that sometimes I don’t know why people even buy it. I love my mount. In fact, I am thinking of giving it a bath for Valentine’s day. You know, a private thing in the observatory….
Seriously, the other item I want to comment on is the fact that it is kind of silly to set tracking times on PH-2 of 5 seconds when you can really go much much longer without doing supplemental tracking at all. How long are people setting the exposure times?
Finally, I guess having the encoders is like once you have the encoders you really appreciate their functionality? If so, I am just going to avoid them, because right now my love for my 1600 is deep and there is no need to ruin a good relationship.
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