We have a remotely setup MX+ with a 5" refractor and we are refining our alignment just now. I am very happy with the overall performance but I was wondering if anyone could take a quick look at the result of a 125 data point run and suggest if the results could be improved. We have a heavy camera at quite a distance from the focuser so flex would be the first thought on my mind! I will include some photos of the results in case it shows something.
Thanks for the help!
solaris:I was wondering if anyone could take a quick look at the result of a 125 data point run and suggest if the results could be improved.
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Here is the file you requested. It is slightly different as it is now a 177 data point run, 5" refractor MX+ heavy CCD quite a distance from a heavy duty focuser.
Your input greatly appreciated. Loving the Mount/TPoint combo!
This data set has an odd feature, that explains the indifferent (for a Paramount) RMS result and the funny-looking scatter diagram, in the opening post. The residuals are stretched out left-right. Here's a scatter diagram relative to up and left rather than the usual north and east:
How firm are the pier arrangements?
Thanks for the reply! I only just saw your response. It seems pretty rigid. We didnt install it, it was fabricated as part of a purpose built facility, and we rent the space, but the equipment is all ours. I am happy with the numbers, but you think the pier is not quite rigid? Can you elaborate further? We might be able to make amendments on our next visit out there.
Any other observations about our TPoint model and what it may mean?
solaris:I am happy with the numbers, but you think the pier is not quite rigid? Can you elaborate further?
Thanks for looking at the data. We will take a look at the pier next time we can
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