Think the adjustments will be "fine" and accurate enough for drift aligning?
Criterion 6000 Help
Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:12 PM
It will be fine as long as it has the two screws on the front for adjusting azimuth, and the one on the back for adjusting the elevation.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:03 AM
B&L must have rrplaced the socket cap screw with the slotted hex head bolt.
If that screw is tight but the scope still has a stiff spot in RA, then it’s an adjustment of the RA slow motion knob to smooth that out.
Please note that my concern about changes in RA amoothness apply to when the scope is under load (mounted equatorially). If the tight area in RA is the same when the scope is in alt-azimuth (sitting on a table), then that fastener is good. I was concwrned that the drive base was separating, and manifested as RA stiffness when equatorially mounted.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:08 PM
Thanks Gil and Keith!
I have so many questions, so little time, so lacking the ability to speak intelligently and so don't want to inundate you both. But if I can ask a few . . .
1) When under load (mounted equatorially but no camera or weights . . . just the diagonal + EP) i heard the motor running but then heard a slightly clicking sound. I have yet to check the tightness of the bolt and as for RA slow motion knob, how might I adjust it?
2) would applying a little grease to the DEC adjustment thread/slide bolt help or hurt? Is there any maintenance I should do to the motor? I am hoping to make RA/DEC adjustments via the knobs less laborious and more fluid.
Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:43 PM
... lacking the ability to speak intelligently ...
That helps! Too many big words and I'm lost!
I haven't had mine apart...yet, so I'll let Gil or anyone else that has been inside one offer words of wisdom.