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Quote:Your dec index mark needs to be matching the ra index mark, with the saddled screws on the control panel side. Just release the dec clutch and turn the saddle to line up. Page 29 of the manual explains the Home Position, it will line up the index marks automatically for you when you select it from the hand control. Celestron could have prepared the manual better!
Quote: the dec keeps rotating around and around endlessly while pausing every so often.
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Quote:Quote: the dec keeps rotating around and around endlessly while pausing every so often. That's certainly not an alignment problem, and the initial position isn't relevant. The free running DEC indicates an open loop - the DEC encoders aren't being read. The most common causes are an internal connection problem or a bad power source. I've also seen the encoder itself (inside the motor housing) defective.
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Quote:I use exactly the power cord from the CG5 and continue to have the same problems. Thanks for everyone's ideas. I appreciate the help.
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Quote:Now whenever the mount tries to align to a star the RA moves in the correct spot, but the dec keeps rotating around and around endlessly while pausing every so often.
Quote:So how did this situation pan out for you Steve?