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bdg
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Reged: 10/31/13

Help!! Home Postion of Sirius EQ-G is lost
      #6184788 - 11/09/13 02:27 PM

So I power up my new mount and followed the instructions below to set the home position and marked it with the sharpie. I tried slewing to various objects and it returned to home position accurately when I parked the mount.

Later I mounted by scope on the saddle and slewed to various objects, later I parked the scope and boom it the RA won't align where I had marked it and now is in an angle and not parallel to the Tripod Leg marked with N.

http://worcspaul.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/accurately-setting-the-%E2%80%9Chom...

What went wrong

Edit: Okay, I figure what the issue was. I was not adding the counterweight and the motor used to slip once the scope close to vertical. After adding and adjusting the counterweight it perfectly lands in the home position.

Edited by bdg (11/09/13 03:02 PM)


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