Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
Skywatcher 6 inch F-5 Newtonian,Lunt LS60THa,Orion ED80T CF ED Triplet,Vintage C-8(1983),Celestron 8se, Celestron CG-5,iEq45, Atik 314L+Mono,Atik 314 L+ OSC, Imaging Source DMk 41AUO2 My images viewed here.. http://www.astrobin.com/users/northisup2/
Orion 190mm Mak-Newt iOptron iEQ45 - Modifications http://www.the3dwizard.net/index.php/astronomy/ieq45 Orion 80mm ST or 50mm Mini guider Orion StarShoot AutoGuider or QHY5L-II Canon 60D (modified by Brent Oliver) BackyardEOS, Sequence Generator Pro
Quote:You shouldn't have to change your speaker volume much to approximate what I'm hearing from the mount. In real-life I can hear the "croaking" from 50 feet away. Not normal, right?
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
Quote:Wow! That is definitely not right! I can't believe they sent it back to you like that.If you remove the load, does it still sound like that?-Dan
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:What power unit are you using? The one I work with, while low consumption, still needs a good steady supply, 14V @ 4A works fine and is much quieter than the old 12V @2A PSU.
Quote:I am also experiencing significant issues with a new iEQ45 mount, very similar to the two previous posters with regards to poor GOTO performance. One star is kind of close (~1 degree) while the 2 and 3 star aren't even close. Also, my hand controller now goes dark and becomes non functional during 50% of my Align attempts. I have to unplug it and plug back in, which then reboots the mount.
MarkEON 80 - Twilight 2 | C11 - iEQ45 | Astro Physics 175EDF - 900GTO | Powered by Televue
Quote:I believe some of my hand controller problems were traceable to the micro sd card being not connected properly
Quote: Now it tends to lock up and require a reboot when in the alignment menu displaying the polar alignment clock??
Bob VIDEO POD,AT6RC,WO66,C11-HD KWIQ,iEQ-45,6SE grabn go SDC-435 video,MC-Xtreme-video ,T2i,Ntech300 Lunt LS60THa_B1200,QHY5L-2m "life is Fun again" with video astronomy Canon T2i-18mp G11-G2..C14,,Fastar F2 Darksites,CAV,FOO,Onekama-DS-Observatory
Metuchen N.J. C10ngt TV 85,102 2 cg5gts cube pro 13 ethos 27 pan 19 pan 24 pan Baader wedge,35 pan 6 radian 2xpowermat 4xpowermate 9 nagler jmi feathertouch 35 Panoptic pst Denk std Denk 2s&d21s+ Pst doublestack,SM40 12Nagler Questar hd pier DSI 2 color SBC 900NC Star seek module C 9.25 slt mount AT 80 apo IEQ 45
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED iOptron iEQ45-AZ GEM Canon 60D (modified) http://www.astrobin.com/users/dc_robert/
WO GTF 102, iOptron iEQ45, WO Megrez 80FD, Celestron C8, WO SWAN 33mm, WO UWANs 4mm, 7mm, 16mm, WO SPLs 3mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, WO Zoom II 7.5-22.5, WO EZTouch, SV F50B2 Finder
Quote:Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I'm having some of the tracking noise issues described by the original poster.When I sent iOptron's tech support a recording, the response back was "This is a typical servo motor sound, unlike stepper motors, servo motor makes continuous sound when in operation."From some of the responses above, this doesn't seem correct; there should be no tracking noise at all. Curiously, if I recall correctly, one night I had the mount out, there was no tracking noise. Past couple of times there has been.It's a new mount, purchased in early May from High Point Scientific too.
Quote:Sorry for your bad luck, but when you say High Point, were you dealing with them? Or Ioptron?