Re: AP1100 autoguiding
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Dovetail bars and radius blocks or rings are just about always quite a ways farther apart than the ends of dovetail brackets and hence a better place to attempt fine adjustments of cone error. Further, the actual error is almost always in the OTA and its support structure, not the mount and dovetail bracket. Routinely swapping OTA's on the same mount (as I often do) would be a real problem.
And make sure that OTA is precisely collimated before attempting any cone error adjustments.
And a compound OTA with a floating primary might have a lot of variability in its cone error as it points around the sky and shifts the primary mirror's orientation to gravity.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
On Wed, May 18, 2022, 5:06 AM Andrew J <andjones132@...> wrote:
On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 02:40 PM, Steven Panish wrote: