hello, and back again, but only second post. question is finally got to play with scope i recently purchased while back. i was checking my telescope when i found out that the flexible cable that is used to control the dec axis just does move the pointer on the setting circle, i have checked an double checked an everything is properly attached, is it possible that a screw is to tight or whatever, really dont know, outside of that scope is fine and having no trouble looking at objects when i have a starmap. any help, much appreciated. thanx
polaris 130mm eq scope
Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:27 PM
Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:57 PM
Holler back if this is not clear and I will try again.
Posted 20 April 2016 - 02:00 AM
Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:36 AM
Welcome to the forum!
I am away from home on a business trip right now and don't have my Polaris 130 with me. I don't use the setting circles, just use a star map and star hop to objects, so I cannot answer your question off the top of my head. If anyone else out there can answer Steve's question, please go ahead. If not, I will try to remember and look things over when I get home.
Using setting circles is somewhat of a lost art these days, but can at least get you in the general area of an object if used correctly...which I may not really know how to do. In the old days, when those were really made in a precise way and were carefully used, they could get you in really close to an object. With your Polaris 130 and your 25 mm eyepiece, you probably can get the object in the field of view with the setting circles, but it will be in the center of the field as more of a random chance.
You have a nice scope with the Polaris 130 and I think you can have a lot of pleasurable evenings with it.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:55 AM
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