HELP needed with Orion SkyView Pro mount
Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:46 PM
I bought the mount used, so I don't know how old it is.
The new GoTo system will not work on a older SkyView Pro mount.
How can I tell if my mount is the older version?
Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:23 PM
Apparently itâ€™s hard to know for sure...but if your support tray has a notch cut into it and your legs are 1.75â€ in diameter, then Iâ€™m guessing that itâ€™s probably good to go. The notch in the tray is the giveaway, as its purpose is to hold the GoTo controller. You can see what I mean in the instructionsâ€¦
Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:04 PM
It looks like mine is the newer model.
Why are you taking yours apart?
Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:57 PM
I had read that these stands really need a good working over and that they work much better when the worm gears have been deburred, so I figured it's something I have to do anyways so I'm not terribly upset over it.
I just hope my parts don't get lost in the mail!
Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:41 PM
I got some 3000 grit paper, used a strip of it by pulling it back and forth gently while wrapped around about 180 degrees of the shaft, to get the worst out. Of course you need to keep rotating the shaft so you don't wear it all down on one side.
then I hit it with some chrome polish and a rag, and did the same 180 degree wrap of the rag trick while rotating the shaft every few swipes. For this stage, I did the entire shaft not just the area that was scratched.
cleaned it all up, superlubed it. nice and smooth now.
now my problem is that I think the RA worm isn't quite round or something, but that's another thread.