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Model: 20998Brand: Skywatcher
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Can be fitted to any of our telescopes supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, provides single speed (1x sidereal) motor tracking of the R.A. Axis. Battery Powered.
I bought this due to the fact I get tired of continually adjusting the RA slow motion control, especially when viewing planets at high magnification. Doing so causes tiny wobbles in the view and the ones that come on the EQ2 are not the most comfortable to use over long periods of time. This little device solves that problem by keeping the object well centred, as long as you have decent polar alignment. The only problem is that once it is attached (it takes a few minutes to get the screw in) you cannot use RA slow motion control as it locks the gear wheel on the opposite side. This means you have to get the object into the eyepiece using just the locking clutches which is difficult as they tend to move as you tighten them. Once you get the knack of this though it's easy to use, just a shame you can't use slow-mo once it's attached
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