Re: Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?


Roland Christen
 

Yes, even the 900/1200 had spring action in the gearbox mounting. Mach1 also.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff B <mnebula946@...>
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Sent: Fri, Aug 6, 2021 2:19 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?

Roland, does that include the older mounts like the 900/1200 and Mach 1?

Jeff

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 3:15 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
For Astro-Physics mounts best practice is to balance. Our mounts have spring loaded worms, so do not need to be unbalanced.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Blahovici <tom.va2fsq@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Aug 6, 2021 1:52 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?

Hi
I have read that best practice is to have the balance heavier on the counterweight side when imaging to the east. Ok, makes sense.
However what happens at Meridian flip? It's now completely wrong.
Explanation?
Tom

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Roland Christen
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