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First power up of Paramount MyT with 8-inch RC Scope


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About this observation
Len Adam
Time of observation
29/10/2017 - 06:35
Paramount MyT and 8-inch RC
Observing location
Mojacar Playa, Almeria, Spain
iPhone Camera!

I just powered up the MyT for the first time with the set up shown in the image. On switch on I pressed the button on the joystick twice - very similar to using my PME and the scope slewed to its home position. I set the rate to X1200 and used the joystick to adjust the mount back to the position shown. As you can see the scope is in the sitting room of the villa in Mojacar but I then managed to check the telescope for the first time by using a 2-inch eyepiece and pointed the scope at a distant target looking through the window bars.The distant target was across the Med on the other side of the bay to the north of Mojacar. I was able to bring the distant land mass to a focus ready for when I test it on the night sky - hopefully on Monday night.

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