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Standard
Tracking Test

Last Updated on 7/18/01

Posted in NexStar
Group Message # 14424
    Start End Delta in Arcmin NexStar
Group Msg #
Method: Auto-align   Firmware RA Dec RA Dec RA Dec  
Level the scope 1   5 12.9 -7 32 5 7.7 -6 28 78 64 14423
Date: 11/11/00 2   5 13.3 -7 42 5 12.3 -7 57 15 15 14457
Time: 11:11PM 3   5 14.3 -8 6 5 12.5 -8 30 27 24 14461
Time Zone: EST 4 2.12.12.6 5 14.5 -8 11 5 13.4 -8 2 16.5 9 14481
Daylight Savings: No 5 3.13.13.10 5 14.2 -8 3 5 10.2 -7 32 60 31 14500
Location: New York City 6 3.13.13.9 5 13.1 -7 39 5 10.5 -7 10 39 29 14526
or Long: 73deg 59min West 7   5 14.1 -8 1 5 4.3 -9 13 147 72 14549
Lat: 40deg 42min North 8   5 14.1 -8 0 5 11.4 -6 51 40.5 69 via email
Stars for Alignment:   The following five results are from the same scope as number 7 above, backlash settings
Capella, Rigel   were changed, see Yahoo Groups message for details
Leave tracking on Rigel, 9   5 14.5 -8 11 5 3.5 -9 37 165 86 14800
Get RA-Dec at start then +1 hr 10   5 14.1 -8 1 5 8 -9 3 91.5 62 14800
  11   5 14.1 -8 1 5 6.5 -9 3 114 62 14800
Note: the NexStar Database 12   5 14.1 -8 1 5 2.7 -9 32 171 91 14800
lists Rigel at 5h 14.5m and 13   5 14.1 -8 1 5 1.8 -9 32 184.5 91 14800
-8.2 deg ( -8deg 12' ) 14   5 14.5 -8 10 5 10.5 -7 17 60 53 14814
  15   5 13.2 -7 39 5 13.3 -7 40 1.5 1 14870
For questions or to report your   The next entry is the same scope as above, but with additional eyepiece end weight
results, send email to: 16   5 13.1 -7 38 5 12.3 -7 55 12 17 14873
swanson.michael@usa.net   The next entry is repaired scope from number 8 above
  17   5 14.6 -8 12 5 13.5 -8 4 16.5 8 15745
  18   5 13.3 -7 42 5 21 -7 27 115.5 15 via email
  19 3.13.13.10 5 13.2 -7 40 5 3 -3 59 153 221 via email
    The next entry is repaired scope from number 14 above
  20   5 14.1 -8 1 5 12.2 -8 18 28.5 17 via email
    The next 2 entries used different weight loads, see Yahoo Groups message for details.
  21   5 13.9 -8 3 5 12.8 -8 6 16.5 3 17172
  22   5 14.1 -8 1 5 13.2 -8 11 13.5 10 17172
    The next entry is repaired scope from number 7 above
  23   5 13.8 -7 54 5 13.6 -8 1 3 7 17322
  24   5 14.5 -8 10.4 5 15.9 -6 31.8 21 98.6 via email
  25   5 13.4 -7 44 5 11.5 -8 31 28.5 47 17609
  26   5 13.8 -8 34.8 5 8.3 -8 36.1 82.5 1.3 My scope
  27   5 14.1 -8 4 5 4 -9 14 151.5 70 17634
  28   5 13.6 -7 49 5 13.2 -7 58 6 9 17693
  29   5 13.7 -7 50 5 13.2 -7 52 7.5 2 17905
  30   5 13.6 -7 50 5 13.5 -7 57 1.5 7 17910
  31   5 13.7 -7 51 5 11.2 -7 54 37.5 3 via email
  32   5 13.7 -7 54 5 11.1 -7 25 39 29 via email
    Following 3 tests are one scope with successively heavier e.p. weights.
  33   5 13.1 -7 38 5 6.2 -4 23 103.5 195 17999
  34   5 13.1 -7 38 5 7.8 -5 12 79.5 146 17999
  35   5 13.2 -7 39 5 9.6 -6 8 54 91 17999
  36 3.13.13.9 5 14.2 -8 10 5 11.3 -7 59 43.5 11 17974
  37 2.12.12.6 5 13.4 -7 45 5 12.5 -7 44 13.5 1 18173
  38   5 13 -7 39 5 13.2 -7 43 3 4 19324
  39   5 14.6 -8 10.3 5 15.3 -7 21 10.5 49.3 via email
  40 2.12.12.6 5 14.1 -8 0 5 12 -8 24 31.5 24 via email
  41   5 14.6 -8 11.7 5 17 -7 0.6 36 71.1 via email
  42   5 14.4 -8 10.4 5 13.2 -5 54.3 18 136.1 via email
  43   5 13.2 -7 41 5 10.8 -7 47 36 6 via email
  44   5 13.4 -7 46 5 11.8 -7 50 24 4 22667
  45   5 13 -7 35 5 12.8 -7 32 3 3 via email
  46   5 14.9 -7 47.4 5 23.6 -5 56 130.5 111.4 via email
    The following 3 tests used various balance points and backlash settings - see
    the Group message for details.
  47   5 13.2 -7 39 5 13.2 -7 43 0 4 24029
  48   5 14.1 -8 1 5 12.2 -7 16 28.5 45 24029
  49   5 13.4 -7 45 5 13 -7 44 6 1 24029
                           
                  Average: 52.35 45.44  
                  Minimum: 0 1  
                  Maximum: 184.5 221  


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