Re: [ap-gto] Two videos about the AP 175 F/8 refractor
I like the stainless steel chain technique! Nice!!
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JimP and all
Yes, I have evolved the way I set up my 175 over time to set it up quicker without issues. In this video from 2016 I used this technique https://youtu.be/JHN3eqDzcRU?t=276 (should open at correct location in video). It was in park 5 position. Worked great BUT had the weights out off the side and needed to use the chains as seen in the video. I used to use a light stand as seen at this point in the 2016 video https://youtu.be/JHN3eqDzcRU?t=226 which is much like what Jim does.
But then I tried what I now do in park 2 position. Either way I have to lift the scope. BUT, no chains needed and the CW's are down. No weight off to one side of the mount for me anymore and less equipment needed to setup.
On 10/13/2021 6:49 AM, thefamily90 Phillips wrote: