SLT 130 Backlash problem Solved
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:10 PM
Hopefully this will help someone else out and they dont have to spend 4 days going crazy trying to figure it out
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:42 PM
One must be brave, grasshopper. All will be revealed if one chooses to see!
How about 'snatch the pebble from my hand 'thats what would have happened if i did not fix it,celestron would have snatch a few pebbles from my wallet to fix it LOL so i had no choice
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:18 PM
I digress. I had one of these mounts and quite liked it once I opened it up and did the work that it needed. A wood tripod and some weight really made it shine and now I'm tinkin I vish I still had dat der ting.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:14 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
Well i don't know if any of those guys live here maybe in year 1600 when it was settled,but i do know there is one happy guy here that owns a 130slt and has a smile from ear to ear LOL,i couldn't wait for the weekend got home and fedx had my new zhummel 8-24 zoom lens,set the scope out back it was still daylight,ran it threw some slewing and all looked good with the new lens with 2x barlow,did not have much time, so the first thing i see in the west is Venus,sun is just setting,so i thought i would try solar align,i usually do 2star or sky align,but being in a rush i wanted to try it to test the gears,it confirmed in the handset and slewed 180 deg to Saturn ,but it was low on the horizon and i still could not see it and still not dark yet [bit impatient]so i waited a bit then i saw a faint glimmer over head and realized it mars ,now i had a target to test,hit goto and with the ep on 24 it hit it on the corner of the lens,not dead center but thousand times better than before,so i set the rate on 3 and nugged it on center, the motor and controller worked better than the day i got it,now i selected Saturn and it slewed right down i peeked in and there it was not dead center but in the FOV,i centerd it up on lower rates and played with the new zoom lens ,which i thought was great,i walked away and let the scope sit for about 30min and went back and tracking was dead on,wow what a great night,it was a quickie just to test it out but i feel like i got a new scope again,and very pleased with only needing one EP,just as i was finishing up and putting the scope away i see with the naked eye this glimmer going by,it was a satellite,dont know which did not have the ipad ,but it was a great night to be out for a few hrs with the scope working properly,now i cant wait for the weekend,scope tuned up,little fire going some good wine with family and friends ,it doesn't get any better,LOL