Docent at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History
Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 achro Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
Quote:Update; So I ended up emailing Ed Thomas from Deep Space Products asking if he has dealt with the issue during the hypertune process. He recommends to forgo the lapping procedure. He mentioned that it must be done in place. I'm not sure if that is because there is no way to actually take out both gears completely, or there is just no easy way to remount the gears after taking them out. I sent a reply asking what he thought about designing and building a fixture at the shop I work at specifically for lapping my gears. Currently waiting for a reply. He also mentioned that over tightening the clutches can deform the ring gear enough to cause backlash and setting the gear mesh is best done with the clutches released. Regardless of all the lapping talk, I've decided to do the hypertune during the next full moon and I'm really looking forward to doing that and having a better performing mount!!Thanks to everyone so far.
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