Following the dissassembly of my mount, the cleaning and reassembly went surprisingly smoothly. I spent most of my time sanding and polishing the ring bearings and the mount where they mated. You can see from this image of the cleaned up bearing that there was some rubbing on the bearing which was probably causing some of the stickiness. I thought it might have been from the clutch, but if that slips, it’s just a little bit from handling the mount. That mark went around the entire ring. There was marking inside the mound barrel as well. I started with around […]
What accessories are the most useful for the visual astronomer? How do I get the most out of my equipment? How can I describe what I observe? Are you new to the hobby of astronomy, but still somewhat confused by the terminology? Our next presentation aims to clarify the sometimes confusing aspects of amateur astronomy Join us Monday, February 21st at 7PM for a presentation by SAS board members Raymond Dague, Anthony Krishock and Mike Fratto entitled “Tools & techniques of the visual astronomer”
** SAS Members ** Our rescheduled monthly meeting will be held on Monday, 12/27 at 7:00 PM. We will have a talk given by SAS board member and experienced astrophotographer Bob Ostrander on techniques in astrophotography. Our meeting will be virtual only over ZOOM. The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86990413832?pwd=bEprTkJUMCtUWEduaGtrRFdiYzFGUT09 Meeting ID: 869 9041 3832 Passcode: 7032
*** SAS Members *** Our meeting and talk scheduled for tonight, 12/20 at OCC Academic II have been cancelled. We will reschedule at a later date. Happy holidays!