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Re: Eqatorial? Alt-azimuth?

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Posted by Kip Crawford on October 14, 1999 17:59:06 UTC

I have never built a motorized mount. But I know people who have. From experiences of my friends I would say that a equatorial would be the way to go. It can move with one movement once aligned with "Polaris". Alt-Azimuth you need 2 movements for it to work. Equatorial platforms were basically designed for Dob type scopes. The scope sits on the platform while the platform moves. I have seen these and they seem complex for their purpose. If I had a choice I would use a equatorial tripod or something similar.

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