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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
Quote: And clutch isn't that only if it hits something?
Quote: Backlash wouldn't that only affect it all the time and have it drag slightly behind the target?
Quote:Tracking settings are available when you go into the "Menu", select "Tracking" and then "Mode". Mode gives you the option of Alt./Az, EQ North, EQ South or Off for alignment purposes. Rate, on the other hand, provides for Sidereal, Lunar and Solar tracking speeds.But you can easily check whether your mount is tracking at all even in broad daylight and in the comfort of your own home by, having placed it on your wedge, pointing the OTA roughly in the direction of North, elevating it to the approximate position of Polaris and then performing a mock one star EQ North Align, making absolutely sure initially that you have selected that specific "EQ North" tracking mode.When you have completed this operation and got an "Alignment Successful" indication, select "Utilities" from the "Menu" and then select "Get Axis Position". This will bring the 'scope's position in both Right Ascension and Declination to your HC's screen with two sets of numbers. If the RA number is seen to be ever changing, then the mount is tracking.Other issues might also be effecting what you are experiencing such perhaps as backlash, but try the above first.Best regards,Tel