oh yes, no more star hoping:)

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 21:07:27 EST

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    The part I order for attaching my video camera, to my goto mount arrived today.
    
    http://www.telescope.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=6842&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=6&iSubCat=24&iProductID=6842
    
    I had to attach a bolt to the bottom of it, so my video camera would fit on tight.
    
    The mount is part of the Nexstar 102 SLT scope I got.
    
    http://www.celestron.com/prod_pgs/tel/nx102slt.htm
    
    I just did a one star align on Sirius. Then I commanded my goto mount to point the video camera at
    sirius. It placed it near the centre. Thanks to the wide feild of view, I get using my camera lens
    on the video camera, pointing error's are less of a problem now. I gave up right now trying to
    attach my video camera to the end of my scope's focuser. This is better for me.
    
    So let the fun begin. Tracking satellites here I come:)
    
    So my telescope tube that was on the mount is going into storage. I will still use it, but I want
    to track satellites. 
    
    Now to let the mount track the star for awhile, and how well it tracks the star across the sky,
    using a one star alignment.
    
    Picture of it, won't appear at the moment. I can't find my cable for connecting my digital camera
    to my computer usb port. I don't know where I put it.
    
    Oh so very happy!
    
    Kevin
    
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