2012/06/27

The new JMI focuser wouldn’t screw onto the back of the orange 8″ Celestron, so the focuser was installed on the black 8″ Celestron. The Mallincam, 10mm spacer, and MFR5 focal reducer were then added and using the new mounting plate, the black 8″ Celestron was piggybacked onto, and then aligned to the 24″. The focuser was checked for proper electrical and manual operation. It was noted that the black Celestron OTA is dented in a couple of places. The orange Celestron was installed on the CG5 mount. The 24″ telescope was not rebalanced at this time, as it appeared to operate properly through the areas of the sky (east through the south to northwest) we were viewing in.

Glen and Mike M.