Orion Declination movement is stiff
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:19 PM
This has the EQ3 mount I guess.
The Declination adjustment is quite stiff compared to the RA.
With the Dec lock loosened, there is a rubbing noise when it is rotated 360 degrees.
The noise persists even with the worm gear adjuster removed.
Any ideas how I should proceed to tune up this mount?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:22 PM
I am wondering how the Dec assembly comes apart.
I've removed the Dec lock screw and an allen screw that has an unknown purpose but can't see how to disassemble it further.
Do I just press/pound out the assembly with the gear on it?
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:49 PM
The DEC adjustment became stiff again after some use so I took the mount apart again determined to figure out how to completelty disassemble it this time!
For those of you with a circa 2000 EQ3 mount, here is the trick.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:38 PM