Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:57 PM
I have an Orion XT8i, push-to telescope.
Since the day I got my scope, I've been getting a bad azimuth reading.
My azimuth reading is NOT changing if I rotate the scope slowly. It seems it works when I rotate my scope fast as I see the numbers in the object locator change. However, when I move it slowly, it does not respond to the movement.
I contacted Orion and one of the technicians told me to use a 'non hardening caulk' between the triangular base (the bottom base) and the underside of the magnetic disk.
Does anyone know what the 'non hardening caulk' is? Is silicon can be a type of it?
Also, another question I have is whether the magnetic disk should not move when I rotate the scope cause the technician said 'It sounds like the problem is the magnetic disk is sometimes moving with the upper base.'
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
This post goes into great detail on how to maximize the performance of your Intelliscope.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:08 PM
Also the link is really helpful, too.
Now I have some works to do