Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:16 PM
When i slew the scope using the buttons on the hc , 3 of the 4 directions, up, right and down buttons, work fine. When using the left button it slews fine, but after i release the button, it seems to stop for a second but it very slowly, much slower than the slew rate, still moves for a second or two. While doing alignment if i wait for the extra couple of seconds and center it after that the alignment/calibration gets messed up.
Appreciate your tips.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:02 PM
While I am at it I might as well get help with a couple of other questions I have, the thread title is appropriate enough.
1. DEC balancing. I am able to get scope balanced when it is horizontal, both sides. But I am not able to get it balanced pointing at some angles. All the instructions seem to indicate that the scope should be able to stay balanced while pointing to any portion of the sky. RA is fine. The mount head itself , without the scope on it, doesn't stay balanced at all angles.
2. I was out with the scope last night and got a "no response" message on the HC a couple of times. It worked fine after "undo". Is this a common occurrence ? I was wondering if the colder temperatures could be causing it. How low temperatures can these mounts/controllers work without having problems?
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:16 PM
As for the noresponse errors, I had the same problem. I bought a rj11/12/45 crimp tool and just recrimped the hc connector and had no more problems.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:49 PM
As for "no response," could be HC connectors, could be your power connector,could be your power source.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:42 PM
Complete Mount & Scope Setup. PART THREE (scope balancing)
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:50 PM