Dick vs. Polar Mounting

29-Apr-2002

wedge

(the tripod head has since been moved to directly under the wedge section)

3/8ths bolt

bolt in slot

1/2" wing bolt

ready, looking like page 52

North is that way --> (this is where PARK puts it)

polar home

North is still that way -->
(yes, you can admire the clear western horizon, that 6000 foot mountain range is about 40 miles away)

bubble level across forks for accurate polar home

updating


Other pages of possible interest:
Digging into the Meade LX200gps telescope's base to investigate how the home sensor and hard stops work.

Firmware Patch kits for the Meade LX200gps and Meade RCX400 Autostar II.
These files let you change the behaviour of Meade's Autostar, and perhaps fix some bugs.

Gratuitous plug for my wife's stained glass business: http://www.seymourstainedglass.com

And this is a test of some javascript, to see how it goes...