AT Voyager 'stiction'
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:23 PM
I shrugged it off until I could get it out under the stars and sure enough... it's not a nice smooth movement at all. At med/high power I just about knock the target out of the FOV getting this thing moving.
Yes, I've backed off the tension/lock knobs substantially so I know that this isn't the problem. At least not directly.
Is this normal? Altitude movement, while not perfect, is pretty decent and at least acceptable to me. But the azimuth motion just plain stinks IMO. Anyone else having similar issues or did I get a dog here?
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:44 PM
K W TONG
C8 + CG-5GT, TSA102 + HEQ5 PRO, MK67 + Voyager Mount, WO ZS 80FD + Kenko NES, NexStar 6SE, WO Megrez 72 + Mizar K Mount, Mini Borg 50, C5, PST
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:55 PM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:13 PM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:48 PM
I tried a Voyager awhile back and experienced the same stiction problem you did. Otherwise a nice mount for the price.
My choice for a solid mid-weight Alt-Az mount is the Teegul/Lapides. Very smooth panning and great slo-mo controls. Using them for years. And a 102ED rides very nicely on the Teegul (use a good tripod).
Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:27 AM