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Quote: Hey how do you like your Orion ED100+SVP?
Quote:Does the EQ5 have a safety mechanism whereby you can no longer manually slew when the scope is in a certain orientation?
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Quote:Quote:Does the EQ5 have a safety mechanism whereby you can no longer manually slew when the scope is in a certain orientation? Don't believe so, have never read of such a thing. More likely you are having some sort of an intermittent connection problem. I'm not crazy about the heavy cables used in any of these older-design SynScan-based mounts, there are far more individual wires in them than are actually needed, so they are overly stiff and stress the plug connections, especially when it's cold. One of mine eventually broke a solder connection and I had to take the plug apart to fix it.There are about 15 wires in the cables, only 9 actually needed for the motor controller to the RA drive, and only 5 needed from the RA drive to the Dec drive. Smaller cables and plugs would have been nice. The newer ones (Atlas, Sirius, HEQ*) have a better implementation for this both in cabling and overall drive design.Mike
Quote:What version of SynScan are you running? Some versions have had problems working with the new databases. Have you tried to repeat the GOTO the same SAO star, and see if the problem repeats? If you haven't already done so, you might want to update the firmware and choose "Enforce Database Load" or something like that on the GUI screen to get the latest fixes.