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#1 xgu

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Last night, while I was trying to slew to some object, heard some grinding noise. The camera strap got snagged on the mount. Then it slew into a leg after releasing the strap. GOTO totally messed up. Is that expected? I just wrapped it up after that since I didn't have time to redo all the alignment stuff.

What should I expect now? Could it cause any damage?

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

If your mount has stepper motors there's probably no damage. It's also possible that, if the clutches weren't too tight, they slipped, causing misalignment of the mount's sky model.

Set it up inside and see if things move normally. Let it track for an hour or so and verify that the tube appears to be moving normally.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Thanks.
Got it to work. Seems all good after a factory reset.
I wasn't able to get it to work without the factory reset. Might be mount remembering the encoder positions before the slippage?
Anyways, all good now






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