Re: Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?


Don Anderson
 

Mine is a 2008 vintage S/N:900712

Don Anderson


On Monday, August 9, 2021, 02:04:56 p.m. MDT, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


The 900/1200 mounts have spring action built into the motor mounting bracket. They require meshing the teeth properly in order to take advantage of the spring action. The very early and oldest mounts had fixed brackets with no spring, and they would require careful mesh. So, it depends what vintage mount you have.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Anderson via groups.io <jockey_ca@...>
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?

This true for the older 2008 900GOTO? 

Don Anderson


On Monday, August 9, 2021, 09:48:48 a.m. MDT, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


With our spring loaded mounts balance both axes, especially Dec.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Iversen <inoddy@...>
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Sent: Sun, Aug 8, 2021 7:21 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Balance: what happens at Meridian flip?

What about dec balance? The manual says to balance camera heavy. I used to achieve counterweight heavy and camera heavy by balancing with the lens cap on. But after a while I figured that the lens cap was too heavy to do this and manual finessing was better.

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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