Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Shadow Transit of Io
I also spent a fair bit of time setting up the polar alignment. It still drift a little bit, but I can take an image, go off and make a coffee, hunt for Vesta with binoculars and STILL Jupiter is in frame. That makes life so much more easy. With a bit more practise I bet I can hit the polar spot much more closely. However, it doesn't help that the mounting sinks a bit into the lawn. This means I probably can never get it spot on.
Have you considered using vibration pads for your scope?.I think they could serve 2 purposes.1)They would reduce any vibration that you scope might have and 2)They may spread the weight out enough to give your scope a more stable platform?!.Just a thought!.