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Tighten the clamps to hold the legs in place. When they are correctly aligned with the telescope, objects can Fig. Use the altitude adjustment T-bolts for altitude Altitude adjustment adjustments. These allow fine-adjustment for setting the mount to your local latitude. If not, follow the steps to prepare your mount for precise polar Diagram applicable to both mounts Page 12 On the EQ6 it is opposite the end where the polar scope eyepiece is located.

Page 13 Step 1: Orienting the Polar Scope Reticule Follow the steps as outlined below to properly orient the reticule inside the polar scope. Unlock the RA axis and rotate it until the reticule pattern shows the Polaris Location Indicator at the very bottom i.

Depending on where you live, "Zero" can be anyplace between the E and the W on longitude scale, so first you need to determine where zero is for your location. Once the mount has been polar aligned, it needs to be rotated around only the polar axis to keep an object centred.

Do not reposition the mount base or change the latitude setting. Page 16 Pole rotated around the R. A axis. Page 17 Fig. To adapt for this, the optical tube can be very carefully slipped up inside the tube rings Fig.

Page Choosing The Appropriate Eyepiece Calculating the magnification power The magnification produced by a telescope is determined by the focal length of the eyepiece that is used with it.

To determine a magnification for your telescope, divide its focal length by the focal length of the eyepieces you are going to use. When you observe the Moon and the planets, and they appear as though water is running over them, you probably have bad "seeing" Collimation is the process of aligning the mirrors of your telescope so that they work in concert with each other to deliver properly focused light to your eyepiece.

Page 21 alternately loosen one and then compensate for the slack by tightening the other two. Stop when you see all three mirror clips Fig. Make sure that all three small alignment screws are tightened to secure the secondary mirror in place. Aligning the Primary Mirror Find the three locking screws at the back of your telescope and loosen them by a few turns.

Page Collimating A Refractor With The Adjustable Objective-lens Cell Collimation is the process of aligning the lenses of your telescope so that the light they collect will focus at the right spot Fig.

Collimation is a simple process and works like this: Pull off the dew cap at the front of your telescope and look into the scope. These eyepieces are especially valuable for spectacle wearers, as the long eye relief allows the entire field to be viewed whilst spectacles are being worn. Page 25 Battery included.

Installed between the tripod and the mount head, this heavy-duty metal tube gives about 8" Publishing Co. Telescopes usually at a distance of 10 parsecs from the earth. Page 28 agnifying Power etting Circles The amount by which a system increases the Circular scales attached to the telescope. They are apparent size of objects. Magnification is determined marked off in degrees of Declination and hours of by dividing the Focal Length of the telescope by the Right Ascension. This manual is also suitable for:.


Sky-watcher EQ6 Manuals

This equatorial EQ mount is capable of providing precise, accurate tracking of the night sky, and is suitable for long-exposure astrophotography. The core specifications of this equatorial mount include having a built-in ST-4 autoguider port, a payload capacity of 44 pounds, and a SynScan computer hand controller with an extensive database of objects. I have been using the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro telescope mount since October , and have used it to capture several deep sky images of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters in space. For those in the southern hemisphere, the process is very similar all around, aside from polar aligning the mount with the south celestial pole SCP. You can control the slew speed by selecting the RATE shortcut button 2 on the keypad, as it is useful to make large movements at a high speed, and subtle adjustments using a slow speed. Before powering up the EQ6-R, your telescope should be in the home position. The counterweight should be at its lowest position, and the telescope should be pointing towards the NCP.


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