The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Today I got the Meade ultrawedge installed on the 14 inch scope's tripod. The problem is that me and my son are too puny to lift the scope high enough to engage it with the wedge at the correct polar angle. Lifting the OTA and forks a little above shoulder height is just too hard. It's a pity because tonight would be perfect to do alignment and imaging but it looks like I'll need another able-bodied individual to help.