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RE: [Losmandy_users] Picking up my G-11 soon!


Mar 14, 2007

 


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#32362 Mar 14, 2007

I.ll be picking up my brand new G-11 this weekend (if the weather and UPS

cooperate) and am asking the group.s advice for getting it ready for its

first use. Aside from reading the manual and getting used to the controls,

are there any adjustments that should be checked? Any test to check it out?







We are heading into spring conditions where I live.finally had several days

in a row above freezing. However, winter here can produce some extreme

cold. (Last week we hit a numbing -29C, or -20F!). Is the factory grease

appropriate for these temperatures?







I.ve ordered it with the Gemini system and the polar finder. For now, it

will be used with a William Optics FLT 110. Eventually, it will be used on

a pier, but until that happens, I will be using the tripod.







The long term goal is to be using it for astrophotography, but I will still

want to use a good ol. eyepiece now and then.







So, here is a chance for you to offer your opinions.







Thanks in advance,







Rob Marceau









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#32363 Mar 14, 2007

Rob,

Congratulations on your new purchase. I recommend that you set it up in

your garage and due a dummy alignment, enter location, UTC time, mount

parameters etc. so it won't be the first time in the cold. Get familiar

with the hand controller quick menu. Make sure you slew the mount in all

directions to the end stops using a reasonable speed say about 800. Many

mounts come from the factory with improper worm adjustments causing the

motors to stall out. Let the mount track for several hours to ascertain if

you have a mount that is going to stall. If it does stall its time to learn

about adjusting the worms of which much has been written. I used feeler

gauges to help me and to have a record of what I did. My mount has not

stalled for 9 months now so I guess I did it OK. I have MS so I sure you

will have no trouble if adjustment becomes necessary.

Good Luck

Roger

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Roger Zellmer

N32, W117 San Diego, CA

TV85, Celestron 8" SCT CF XLT

Losmandy G11 mount w/ side by side

Canon Rebel, Coronado PST

www.rogerzellmer.com/

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I'll be picking up my brand new G-11 this weekend (if the weather and UPS

cooperate) and am asking the group's advice for getting it ready for its

first use. Aside from reading the manual and getting used to the controls,

are there any adjustments that should be checked? Any test to check it out?







We are heading into spring conditions where I live.finally had several days

in a row above freezing. However, winter here can produce some extreme

cold. (Last week we hit a numbing -29C, or -20F!). Is the factory grease

appropriate for these temperatures?







I've ordered it with the Gemini system and the polar finder. For now, it

will be used with a William Optics FLT 110. Eventually, it will be used on

a pier, but until that happens, I will be using the tripod.







The long term goal is to be using it for astrophotography, but I will still

want to use a good ol' eyepiece now and then.







So, here is a chance for you to offer your opinions.







Thanks in advance,







Rob Marceau









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