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Skywatcher EQ8 declination backlash adjustment

On Saturday because I had my Skywatcher EQ8 telescope mount polar alignment sorted, I decided I had to check and adjust the backlash in declination before mounting my Orion VX12 12″ Newtonian onto it. There were somethings I had experienced during polar aligning the mount which led me to believe that there were some issues which needed to resolve. Continue reading Skywatcher EQ8 declination backlash adjustment

My new telescope mount – Skywatcher EQ8

About a month ago, I invited my oldest daughter and wife into my observatory. I explained to them that my Celestron CGEM could not cope with the weight of my Orion Optics VX12 12″ Newtonian telescope. They took one look at my telescope and the mount and started laughing at me, saying that small mount can’t be expected to hold that large telescope. That sealed it for me that I needed change my mount. Continue reading My new telescope mount – Skywatcher EQ8