Saturday, August 05, 2006

missing plate

I rediscovered, while attempting to use the setting circles to track down galaxies, that the pointer/gauge plaque for the Dec axis had come unglued from the GEM.

I don't remember now where the piece is, if I have it or if I've lost it. If I can't find the little plate, I could mark directly on the mount perhaps.

That said, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide (TBAG) says that this was a common problem. And using setting circles is rather challenging anyway...

So maybe I won't worry about fixing it.

It still bugs me.

Could this be why I'm not finding some objects, when using the setting circles?

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