Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base


Christopher Erickson
 

Being reasonably-level when setting up a tripod or portable pier is good for safety reasons, of course.


-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 10:33 AM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
German equatorial mounts do not need to be level. They just need to be polar aligned, which does not require leveling.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 9:21 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

I am trying to mount my AP1100 GTO AE to a permanent non-AP pier for the first time.

The bubble level is a bit off-center (see attached image).

Is this a concern? Should I put shims under the 119FSA to try to center the bubble? My application is astrophotography.

Shailesh

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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