Would a larger and more expensive telescope have a more accurate
I am near Fenton Michigan and lightpollutionmap.info shows my location as
I am so uncoordinated I have yet to master the art of the eyepatch and the towel (or shirt) over the head thing. Somethng always seems to go wrong! I really need to put together a good system!
Vern wrote: ↑Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:46 am I have 9.7mm, 15mm, 20mm and 26mm eyepieces, most of the time I use the 26mm. These are meade super plossl eyepieces.
My telescope might find five targets in a row then be a little off on the next, then be right on the one after that. I think some of it is software and some from the gears in the mount. I will have to look in the menu to train the drive again. I did update the software in the audiostar controller last winter. Are the gears in the mount serviceable?
I looked at the audiostar menu structure I printed out and it has easy, one star & two star alignments.
From the replies it looks like I should start looking at 8" telescopes when I want a new one.
I bought an oversized black hoodie from 32 Degrees. It's some kind of light, stretchy fabric so it's comfortable even when it's warmer outside. I pull the hood over my head and
Palpatine!pakarinen wrote: ↑Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:25 pmI bought an oversized black hoodie from 32 Degrees. It's some kind of light, stretchy fabric so it's comfortable even when it's warmer outside. I pull the hood over my head and
EPlike Emperor What's-his-name in "Star Wars". I like their t-shirts and lounge pants too and they're pretty inexpensive.
The upsidedown t-shirt over the head works also.
If bugs are still a problem, you can spray a max strength bug repellant on the fabric so you don't have to have so much on your skin.
I have the biggest Meade and theVern wrote: ↑Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:33 am
If other meade telescopes use the same level of software as I have regardless of the size of the telescope then I assume they could also have this glitch.
Are the motors & gears in the mounts for larger telescopes made of better quality materials or to closer tolerances so they are more accurate?