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#1 Tom Polakis

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:37 PM

I just received a SkyTracker, and checked it out indoors. Everything seems to be fine with it except for at least a couple degrees of motion between the unit and disc that it rides on that enables azimuth adjustment. Here's a 7-second video of the issue.

iOptron SkyTracker Azimuth Bearing Slop

Look below the large black knob (the altitude adjuster) at the gap opening and closing. This happens when the azimuth knob is tightly locked. Not surprisingly, it's 90 degrees away from the knob where the motion is the worst.

Is there a chance that anybody on this forum has a SkyTracker, and can let me know if you see this amount of movement when the knob is snug? Thanks.

Tom






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