I have checked out other anti dew strips which can be comprised of a lot of resistors and these appeared "lumpier" and would likely not healthy. I feel a homemade strip created with Nichrome wire may also match.
I Also feel, that it may lull one into a Bogus sense of safety and reliance where by in any other case, if it were acknowledged to be switched off, far more interest can be compensated to the probable consequences of long slews.
Many thanks Larry. I was not location the no cross line any where particularly so I spend extra attention to that. Currently being in the Southern Hemisphere I believe that I need it to get pointing South. It sounds like I ought to established it ahead of aligning.
Really don't know if the CPC scopes perform a similar way or not.. Turning it on although not location a no cross line would not tell the scope everything.
Thanks for your clarification. I'm Again, due to the very good folks on this Discussion board, wiser than I used to be a minute in the past.
I believe I follow your logic, but it seems realigning must not have an impact on your cord wrap placement by Considerably, if in the slightest degree. Realignment should really only impact your scopes positioning by tens of arc minutes at most.
Joined: 12 Aug 2003 Posted 25 September 2006 - 04:12 PM Hi, David; I'm delighted you have elevated these issues now as I am nonetheless in "trials" with my new CPC-925. I've a Kendrick dew heater method and I set it to make use of for The 1st time last night. I wrapped the heater "belt" around the surface with the corrector plate on the upper stop from the OTA. I positioned the Command box, using velcro, about the front from the right fork arm. I utilised a independent twelve volt electric power supply from the power getting used to operate the telescope by itself. I seem identified which i had a lot of cords and cables leading to and within the instrument, and was in continuous Threat of tripping over them or squashing them as I moved my observing chair around.
BWskyward below. Thanks for The nice aid. You ended up right on Along with the "no cross line" thing. My hand box is on ver four.twelve. The odd point about the "no cross line" message, on my hand box, is it does not tell you to "point" the scope to some ideal posture.
Re-designed electronics supply continuous regulated electric power to the motors producing them effective at driving the telescope regardless if not completely balanced
Only down side was the damm AC adapter that was supplied to me, none of the connectors healthy the jack properly, you have only to capture it and you simply unfastened power towards the scope and so loose the alignment, it happened three times inside the hour, I got fed up of realigning ultimately and just star hopped for some time, the car adapter that came Together with the kit fits cosy, so the moment I get the ability pack this problem are going to be out the window. Have to produce a case with the tube assembly also, it is a should for me, what would be the top foam to use for this? Like Billy and Dave mentioned, I was not let down Several many thanks Rob
by robhall1966 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:06 am Unpacked the CPC 800 past night, skies ended up pretty obvious so just had to try it out, everyone that might have waited just wouldn't be usual. That is an excellent bit of kit, I found myself mindful of the sound on a quick slew but only as the neighbor's has there window open up, undecided the amount of of it they could hear, Even so I could have stayed out all evening offering it a great operate Even though do the job wouldn't allow that. Bought my 1st see of M57 The Ring Nebula, it had been faint but However could enable it to be out, I,m over the moon with this obtain and now hoping Now we have apparent skies in the weekend.
1 other detail: you are not tests Cord Wrap by performing manual slews (I do think you proposed this previously?) will you be? As somebody else pointed out, this tends to not drive the website CPC to stop and switch in one other course. Celestron expects someone carrying out the steering being seeing the highway, so to talk.
The internal battery compartment offers electricity for the high precision servo motors for rigid reduced-vibration performance while removing cord wrap difficulties linked to external battery packs.
There is also "Solar Sys Align" that permits you to align to the Sunshine or moon for daytime observing -- it can be easy to implement this to view planets or bright stars inside the day.