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Backlash/slop in a Mini Tower

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#1 Renae Gage

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:43 AM

Wow, is there a ton of it. More in the altitude axis, but if this weren't so overwhelmingly annoying, the slop in the azimuth axis would still be bothersome. What is the best way to work this out? The manual has not been helpful on this point.

If I can't fix this, it's a return for sure.

#2 DonBoy

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

Eric,

The recommended backlash setting is zero for both axis.

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#3 Bob Moore

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

Have you tried to set the Anti-backlash?

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#4 Renae Gage

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

Basically I was running it "as delivered". The backlash settings, which oddly are given in RA and Dec instead of alt and az were set at 150. I'll give it another try with them zero'd out. Thanks to both of you.

I would like to like this mount, but it needs to perform.

#5 Don Allen

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

Hi Eric,

Did the suggestions fix the problem?

#6 Renae Gage

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:30 PM

To some extent, but the mount ended up going back anyway. The GOTO's were disappointing to say the least. Generally in the ballpark, but not always in the eyepiece--not even at 30X. My experience with Celestron Nextstar and AN/ServoCat GOTO's had set me up to be disappointed, I think.


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