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    Thumbs up setting circles fitted, mapping the sky now!



    hi all,

    Just finished fitting of setting circle for rotation on dob,
    having fitted circle for elevation, i feel like i,ll get know my way around the skies!
    I,ve just to make up the pointer for azimuth and i,m away!

    What you think?

    Steve,...
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    Great atttempt, hope you find it accurate.

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    Great atttempt, hope you find it accurate.
    Cheers Dan,
    Working quiet well so far! :-)
    Centered on the sun just now and managed to find Venus!
    The sun about to set ere now with us.

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    More fun than a go -to, and a bit more accurate when the batteries die.are you
    using stellarium for co-ordinates ??
    I find an easy object to put in the center of view, then check what co-ordinate it is , then set both pointers and circles to match their respective numbers. consecutive co-ordinate attempts will prove really accurate regardless of polar alignment. if any of that makes sense --let me know.
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    Nice work there Dan!
    Yes i use Stelarium for the co-ordinates.
    This evening is the first evening to use them, consequently using the sun for co-ordinates and moving on to Venus.
    Venus is now visible with the naked eye aswell as is Mars.
    I,ll centre on Venus now and set circles and swing scope to settings for Mars and see how close she is.
    How,s yours doing?
    Pretty accurate looking from the pics!

    Well done!!
    Clear skies!
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    Hi steve,
    nice to see ya having fun, goto fans look down on circles as outdated but fear not they are brill if used correctly as you will find. I scope with a friend who has a small goto and his does not get objects in centre like mine does.I was astounded when finding this --luck ==can,t be ,can it ?
    well they are cheap ,silent and easy to use so enjoy what you made --well done to you mate too.
    collecting a kiln to melt some glass today for my 635mm bino mirrors project--like making my own stuff too

    busy DAN

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    Default Re: setting circles fitted, mapping the sky now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flexie View Post
    hi all,

    Just finished fitting of setting circle for rotation on dob,
    having fitted circle for elevation, i feel like i,ll get know my way around the skies!
    I,ve just to make up the pointer for azimuth and i,m away!

    What you think?

    Steve,...
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