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#1 philipbergen

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:28 PM

The alignment and everything speaks about German equatorial home. 

But nowhere in the manual or the internet can explain what it is and how to configure the mount.

 

Please help.

 

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#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:22 AM

Home position is generally zero hours zero minutes at 90 degrees.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:30 AM

On the mount (each axis) has a hash-mark on opposing sides. If you put the scope in the position shown in the picture on the front of the manual, and in some of the ads -- with the scope pointing north, at 0-degrees dec, you can see the hash marks on the front of the mount (for Dec axis), and left-side (for RA). For the scope to be at 'Home' the hash-marks should line up.


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