Orion AstroView 6 EQ
25, 10mm Plossl
2.5x TeleVue PowerMate
Orion 15x70 binoculars
Nikon D3100, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G
Quote:Hi all,The azimuth motion for polar alignment on my CGEM is very rough, or "jumpy". Is there an easy solution for this? WD-40? Anything recommended/not recommended?
Dave JessieOutreach Events
Quote:Oops! Didn't see that thread! Thanks.I'll try WD-40, and see if it works. Bicycle chain grease was suggested, so I'll try that next...
Celestron C11 Edge / Paramount MX
Innovations Foresight On-axis Guider (ONAG) Orion SSAG and PhD guiding
Atik 383L+ mono and EFW2 ; Baader LRGB filters
Deep Sky Stacker; NIH ImageJ; Regim; IRIS
my astrobin gallery
Quote:When the mount is first put onto the tripod, one tightens a screw clamp underneath the tripod to secure the mount. This hand-tightened clamp should be loosened just a little before making azimuth adjustments. On my mount, the azimuth then glides smoothly. Otherwise, the azimuth sticks or moves in spurts. Of course, one has to tighten it again before continuing.
PeteGallery: http://www.astrobin.com/users/pmumbower/CGE Pro | modded C9.25 | 8" f/4 newtSBIG ST-2000XM, CFW-9 Astronomik type2c LRGB, Baader 7nm HaQHY5L-II mono, PEMPro2, Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, RegiStar
Rural central lower Michigan
Scopes: 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newt, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Tak FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
My equipment: AT8IN AT6RC AT72ED CGEM-DX GARY HONIS BAADER MODIFIED CANON T3i ORION AUTOGUIDER AT50gs ORION TOAG ASTROTECH COMA CORRECTOR ASTROTECH FIELD FLATNER LOTS OF EYEPIECES AND FILTERS http://www.astrobin.com/users/Stargazer78/ IF YOU DON'T STAND FOR SOMETHING....YOU WILL FALL FOR ANY THING
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CPC 1100 with HD Pro Wedge with ETX-70 Finder Celestar C8, C80ED and PST Istar 150 Anistigmatic R30 on CGEM Jason 313 from 1975! Mallincam Extreme & Mallincam SSIc & Mallincam Micro DSI Pro, Orion SSAG, GPUSB, Nautilus Filterwheel JMI, Celestron and Orion MotoFocus, FCUSB1&2 Hyperion 5,13, ES 18, 30, OR 18, 25 TV 2.5x Powermate, WO Binoviewer with pairs: TV 7 Naglers, WO 20 and RKE 28