Calypte Anza, California
Quote:Excuse my ignorance but under what circumstances would you need to consider time is right for a remesh? I checked my manual last night and it only seems to say that remesh is one of the few maintenance items you may need to do but it doesn't suggest when. Is it a change in PE or just an expectation that it will loosen with use and need to be remeshed and "tightened? I'm sticking with the "if it ain't broke....." strategy for now of course.
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Quote:How do the guided stars look in the image? Are they oblong in the DEC direction? If the stars are small and round, I would not mess with the mesh of the worm.
The DEC curve could also be due to too tight of a mesh - i.e. stiction. But if the stars are tight and round, why bother?
14.5" Starmaster with ServoCat and Argo Navis 1966 Unitron 4" Model 152 EQ Tec 140 TV NP101 f/5.4 APO Telvue .8 Focal Reducer FLI ML8300 and CFW-2-7 filter wheel Astrodon Gen2 RGBL 2" filters Baader 2" Narrow Band Filters Borg 50mm Guide Scope/ATIK Titan Guide Camera AstroPhysics AP900 Losmandy GM-8 Gemini
Quote:And unguided tracking looks nice as well - about 5" p-p periodics.
Quote:Really, anyone with an issue concerning an A-P mount, especially a new one, should call A-P. Part of the reason you paid all that money for Astro-Physics is their exemplary customer service. Use it! As for the DEC gear mesh, in 3 years of owning a Mach1GTO, I've never had to touch the DEC gears.