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#1 virtualy

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

I hope the subject line makes sense. (I'm new to this - obviously)

Just bought an old LX200 12. I'm guessing circa 2000. i tested it last night before buying. It slewed in all four directions. It found Saturn by GoTo. Now, tonight, after trying to get it aligned, I tried to slew the 'scope to an area of sky and it would only move east and west. No response when I hit north or south on the control. When using GoTo, it moved only in RA.

Can't figure out what, if anything, I did wrong. Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks.

#2 frito

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:41 AM

my club had an LX6 donated to it once that had the opposite problem, Dec worked fine but RA did not. if i recall at least on that specific model the Dec motor was connected via a cord because it was not always standard on it, perhaps you have a bad connection from the mainboard to the DEC motor/encoder.

#3 jrcrilly

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:47 AM

Am I missing something obvious?


Maybe. The dec motor cable is external and folks have been known to forget to install it.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

Ooops. I wondered about the extra cable...

Thanks so much. I'm relieved that it is not something expensive.

#5 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

Ooops. I wondered about the extra cable...

Thanks so much. I'm relieved that it is not something expensive.


Once again, John Crilly to the rescue..

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