Re: [ap-ug] "switchover" question


Feb 25 7:50 PM

 


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#10314 Feb 25 7:50 PM

The other night I was watching Jupiter, and the scope on my 1200 mount was getting near to the meridian. I was thinking about waiting to see if it would "flip over" automatically, but then I started looking at the moon, and when I went back to Jupiter it was already on the other side of the meridian.

So the question is, if a 1200 mount is tracking something, and gets near the meridian, will it automatically flip over, or do you have to tell it to do so? I'll bet there are some long-exposure photographers out there who know the answer.

Clear skies!

Pat Madden





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#10321 Feb 26 4:36 AM

In a message dated 2/25/02 10:52:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,

RevPJMadden@... writes:



> So the question is, if a 1200 mount is tracking something, and gets near the

> meridian, will it automatically flip over, or do you have to tell it to do

> so? I'll bet there are some long-exposure photographers out there who know

> the answer.

>



The mount will continue to track until you tell it to go somewhere else or it

hits the pier. If you enter the object after it crosses the meridian and tell

it to go there, then it will flip.



David P. Messier



Web site: www.geocities.com/dpmessier

E-mail: dpmessier@...





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#10326 Feb 26 7:20 AM

In a message dated 2/25/2002 7:52:36 PM Pacific Standard Time,

RevPJMadden@... writes:



> will it automatically flip over, or do you have to tell it to do so?



It will not automatically flip over, since this would ruin many astrophotos.

In order to flip, you would have to enter the object again once it passes the

meridian.



Roland Christen





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