Hi all. I'm new to the MEADE4M forum but have been doing astrophotography for many years with a Meade LS6 which has been fun.
I have ordered a LX850 14" which is some weeks away but am pouring the foundations for the new observatory later this week and need to know whether the pier needs to be offset from the dome centre for the LX850. I live in New Zealand, in the city of Lower Hutt which is at a latitude of around 41.2092° S. The dome is just under 8 feet diameter and so that won't be a whole lot of room and this is why I'm trying to find out whether an offset is needed.
My old telescope was alt/az and the LX850 is equatorial of course and so I've had no experience with the LX850 or an equatorial mount.
Thanks in advance!