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#1 CarboAl

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

Anyone know where I can get a break down of the parts for the Sirius mount? Or parts

#2 Geo.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Check these HEQ-5 sites, contruction is similar:

http://www.astronomy...otos/p762-sk...

http://www.astro-bab...ld/heq5-we1.htm

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Are you looking for a list of parts, spares, pictures pf how the mount works etc ?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

If you are looking for parts, there are only certain parts that Orion will sell you and only if you are the original owner of the mount.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Outside of Vixen there isn't much in the way of after purchase support for Asian mounts. Don Rothman and I keep some salvaged stuff around, by the HEQ-5/Sirius isn't a common junker. Some parts can be replaced with common hardware, but castings and main axis gearsets are hen's teeth.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

Thank You this is just what I was looking for. These forums never cease to amaze.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Never seen a busted HEQ5 to get spares from in the UK except the odd one where the mount is in such bad shape it would be useless as a source for parts. Maybe thats a testament to the mounts durability.

The UK importer can get spare parts if you can wait. They got me a few bis some time ago for a rebuild, cosmetic items only though but I have no reason to doubt they could get some other bits if asked sweetly enough.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

PS one of the nist I know they can get is spare motor control boards but they are very pricey, from hazy memory someone sometime ago in the UK got one after a blow out on the main board and it was circa £200 but thats a hazy memory.


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