Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:05 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:45 PM
Last session demonstrated that DEC problems disappear when I'll do less precise Polar Alignment.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:30 AM
Really, anyone with an issue concerning an A-P mount, especially a new one, should call A-P. Part of the reason you paid all that money for Astro-Physics is their exemplary customer service. Use it! As for the DEC gear mesh, in 3 years of owning a Mach1GTO, I've never had to touch the DEC gears.
same here, it would be surprising for a mount shipped from AP to need it. However, I have had to do this for Tak and AP mounts that I purchased used.
No need to be afraid of this, it's easy. You'll notice if the mesh is too loose - turning the counterweight shaft back & forth as described above is an easy way to test it. If it's too loose, just tighten by very slight amounts, keep turning the shaft a bit and you'll feel backlash being taken up.