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Posted by L Madia on March 17, 2002 21:13:23 UTC

I have the same problem. The mount is an eq mount and even though I havn't had any other mount I wonder if mine isn't a bit shaky. If you apply pressure to the mount by moving the 90 degree polar declination level just a bit, it will help leave the scope where it has been placed. When I am observing objects at about 75 degress and lower I usually loosen the polar lever and use the polar micro adjuster to slowly lower or raise the scope. The balancing problem occurs when you go a bit over 65 to 70 degrees and gravity tends to pull the scope over past 90 degrees. That's when I use the polar lever to apply pressure to the mount.

I hope that helps,

Lenny M

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