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Height of HEQ5 for 8� SCT


gfletcher
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Hi Guys


Would anyone know what the optimum height from floor level would be on an HEQ5 mount when mounting an 8" SCT OTA ?


I am roughly 6ft tall.


 


thanks


 


Graham


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I presume you want to set a permanent pier in the ground.

Your best bet would be to set the whole thing up on a tripod first and adjust the legs to achieve the most convenient height for you to observe from, taking into account all possible pointing positions. Then measure the height to the mount.Also remember to allow for extra height of a deck that you will stand on. If you use an observing chair, then use that when getting the height.

For imaging the height may not be so critical, but for visual you need to be comfortable at the eyepiece.

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