A Guide to Setting Up a German Equatorial Mount

| October 28, 2012 | 17 Comments

A Guide to Setting Up a German Equatorial Mount. Visit us at: www.scopesnskies.com www.pulsar-optical.co.uk Presented by Robert J Dalby Produced by The Astronomy and Nature Centre in association with ARB Media Productions.
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  1. GVB1939A says:

    Thank you for your interesting Video. I shall study it many times to gain an understanding og my Scope
    Gerry Broad

  2. Camerameister1 says:

    In principle, yes but there is no pole star. Aligning in the Southern Hemisphere is a bit more difficult for that reason but as long as you have the azimuth pointing due south and the elevation (right ascension) set to the same as your local latitude, you should be pretty close. There are other star clusters which you can use to set it up accurately.

    Google is your friend here.

  3. aairoll says:

    had my scope for over a year but never figured out how to use it till i watched your video perfectly explained and directed, 1 question if i may ask, can a telescope be used from balcony on 2nd floor? cheers again

  4. TheIq888 says:

    Thanks for that comment

  5. fastestcars2011 says:

    does this work in New Zealand

  6. fastestcars2011 says:

    is it the same for New Zealand, southern hemisphere

  7. theyusuf329 says:

    thank you so much you have helped me alot

  8. esmail59 says:

    very well done tutorial, clear and concise. Thank you!

  9. bicnarok says:

    Excellently explained, just got one of these mounts and havn´t got a clue how to use it.

  10. Nunsweepit421 says:

    Well you could of kept the name of this guy to yourself just to preserve the anonymity of him on the Internet.

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  12. tim71pos says:

    Some of the high end mounts actually DO have holes bored through the Right Ascension axis, including Losmandy and Astro-Physics. Thanks for the demo.

  13. TheKNINE2 says:

    I now know who he is! Robert Dalby, Director of Astronomy & Nature. You have become my new hero. Been watching your very useful and informative videos. Keep up the good work.

  14. TheKNINE2 says:

    I too spent ages trying to find something that was actually helpful and easy to understand, happened upon this one by chance, its great, so helpful, particularly as he is using the same telescope as me! I don’t know who this chap is but I have seen him on another video explaining about Barlow lenses, which was also very informative. Thank you.

  15. R4ju20 says:

    jesus christ, i looked everywhere and joined some forumns for this shit. YOU are the man!!!!!!! i love you

  16. 20RoyalSuperKing says:

    I looked everywhere for a no nonsence way to do this. Thank you so much for making this vid.

  17. brentkrew says:

    Very clear tutorial!

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