Orion Hardware Useful to Occultation Work. Ernie Iverson Sunday, October 21, 2012 IOTA Annual Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada. I didn’t plan to give a talk this year, but Ted Blank asked if I would share some of my techniques.
Orion Hardware Useful to Occultation Work
Sunday, October 21, 2012
IOTA Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
I didn’t plan to give a talk this year, but Ted Blank asked if I would share some of my techniques.
Most of the individuals in the room have been observing occultations decades longer than I have so my techniques are probably not that useful.
However, Orion has updated an old version and introduced a new version of their slow motion control head that warrant consideration by IOTA. A demonstration of these products made up the bulk of my presentation.
David Dunham suggested after the annual meeting that I put together a Power Point presentation that could be included with the other meeting presentation slides.
The advantage to creating slides after the fact is that I can include things overlooked during the presentation and add comments about the discussion afterward.
1. Improved slow motion control tripod head
2. New Mini system mount
3. New AZ-4 Micro-Motion Altazimuth Telescope Mount
4. The value of using a green laser