Quote:Sorry, but I haven't been able to find a clear answer to this question. If I leave my mount outside to track an object overnight, and the mount reaches its physical limit long before I straggle out of bed, are the servos (or steppers) sitting there straining? If so, how bad is this? I've heard that some mounts have limit switches to stop this, but what if the physical collision happens before the maximum rotation of the axis is reached?
Thanks for your help! (BTW, I have an LXD75 now, but I'm upgrading to a CGEM soon.)
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Quote:Thanks for the tips. I've thought about the timed power strip idea myself, and that's probably what I'll do. Rod - I should have clarified that I am doing this because the scope is imaging. It's 20 degrees outside, and I'd really like to avoid getting up at 4am just to go out and pull the plug on the mount!
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