Orion Atlas EQ G Slewing problems....
Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:16 PM
If I re entered the go to item...it might work... then or it might not. I decided to send it out to Deep Space Probducts where they noted NO slewing problem. They did note one RA worm housing bolt hole was stripped and RA ring gear wsa substantially scored and scratched and large amount of casting sand found in RA axis housing and base. THey performed a ceramic hybrid worm gear ball bearing upgrade, replaced lubricant etc...
Which brings me to tonight...
Same problem noted with RA axis though now mount slews to "vega" a bit off then the numeric pad freezes after I adjust settings to 8 for quicker slewing...I'd thought about inadequate power but this happens with portable AND plugged in power. I'd used it earlier in the week at a star party and it performed flawlessly on the portable power. The only difference in the weather was much more dew/condensation tonight comparatively. ANy thoughts as to what I should do at this point? 2 overhauls haven't fixed things...wish I'd bought it direct from orion for an extended warranty.
Toss me a line if you have any thoughts...ty
DBB in chicago
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:04 AM
As for the unguided business, you don't mention your focal length, but 1-minute is pretty good for these mounts depending on your focal length and how good your polar alignment really is.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:41 PM
I also used some elastic and double sided velcro (it sticks to itself) to make a collar for the mount where the polar scope cover is. All cables are routed under this collar and, since that part of the mount doesn't move when slewing, it makes a great drop point for the four or five cables That need to go to the mount when I'm imaging.