Does anyone know what, if any, lubricant/grease is supposed to goes on the large aluminum cylinder (see 6th picture in http://astronomer.pr...ion=display&...
) ? I'm having trouble with this on the DEC axis. I never actually removed the one on the RA axis so I had no problem.
With super lube synthetic grease on it, it is difficult to put on, and very resistant to movement when it's on. This is still true but to a lesser extent when I remove most of the super lube from it.
I wonder if it's supposed to have no lube , or a different kind of lube.
I also have Super Lube Dri-Film lubricant which is a WD-40 like solution, I might try that, but am interested to know if anyone has insight on this...
edit: I might use regular WD-40, I am not so sure about this dri-film stuff, as it leaves a fine teflon powder which has some not so nice properties.
edit2: Certainly the geared part of the cylinder should have grease. I'm asking about the rest of it.