Balancing Orion 80mm EON mounted on a side by side mounting system

October 05, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Imaging with an 80mm EON, 50mm guide scope with SSAG guiding camera mounted on a side by side bar.

Orion 80mm EON with all wires bound with velcro straps and draping off side at DEC axis:

Balance DEC axis with imaging and guide scope in vertical position by moving the adapter plate (which is attached to the mount) side to side:

Balance Imaging scope and guide scope by moving either scopes forward or backward:

 

Then balance in RA axis by moving counter weight.


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