SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Hope someone out there has one of these and can help me out.

The views on the moon and Jupiter arer the best I've ever seen in any scope.

My querry is how to use the hand set ?
The distruction manual is not worth the paper it was prited on. No mention of its functional keys at all.
Please help a distraut observer here !!

Cheers Eddie H
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Re: SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Hi Eddie,
I've used the same scope for about 18 months now, as you say you do get some really good views through it.

The handset instruction for AZ goto mounts describes the handset function keys from about p6 onwards. I downloaded the manual from the SW website.

This was the first goto scope I had ever used and I had a few little problems to start with. This first was small issue I had to start with was the date format input, its has to be "mm/dd/yr".
The second was initially positioning the mount to start with, if I level it & align it roughly north the goto seems to work reasonably well.

Best Regards

Andy
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Re: SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Found the website with the old manul on it. Nothing about the new hand set. How do you slow the tracking speed down to align the planet etc. Touch the control nd it just wizzes of Andy mate ??

Eddie Maybe PM :shock: me the manual you have there
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Re: SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Hi Eddie.

I don't have any first-hand knowledge of the Skywatcher AZ mount, but the link below claims to be an up to date manual.

At the bottom of page 9 it says
"The slewing speed can be adjusted by pressing on the RATE button. Then choose
a number between 0 (slowest) - 9 (fastest)." The RATE button being number 2.

https://storage.googleapis.com/skywatch ... 547032.pdf

Hope this helps you a bit,

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Brian
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Re: SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Hi Eddie,
Had a few problems with sending a PM. But Brian's has listed exactly what I was going to say. The rate button is number 2 on the handset and the slewing speed is set by selecting 0-9.

Best Regards

Andy
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Cheers guys,

That was exactly what I was searchig the web for Brian, your a star once again.

Fingers crossed I can nab Jupiter before it goes behind the houses.

Eddie H

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"I now have the SW 8"F/5 newt on the HEQ5 Goto mount to boot"

Nice combo Eddie. Many observers prefer the HEQ5 to the EQ6 it seems. Let us know how you get on with it :)

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I had the original HEQ5 non goto, so it should be no trouble at all JUst waiting for this crappy weather to leave the north sea coast. :-( :evil:
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Re: SW 127mm MAK Altaz goto handset ??

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Hi Andy,

Me again,

how do you turn on the mount for trcking etc ? This morning no life at all. Says no response to either axis ????

Just new bugs to knock on the head thats all

Sorry for all the questions, by the way your PM arrived safe aand well

Eddie
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