Older CPC11 tracking sucks. Time to defork?
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:04 PM
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:17 PM
Since it has been spending so much time on a wedge I do believe the bearings are shot. There probably isn't anything you will do to improve things short of the bearing replacement. If you don't have Gary Bennett's article, you will find it here at my website:
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide II"
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:32 AM
I know some other CPC users may disagree, but the telescope was never realisticly designed to compete with the Meade LX200 fork system but rather the LX90 system.
My CPC1100 is fine shooting the big bright stuff for short periods, but will never compare to even my classic LX200 F6.3 8". The system just isnt' built with serious AP in mind. It's easy to tell that by the bearing issue and by the location of the power port on the rotating base. If you want to do AP with it, defork and put it on the equatorial mount of your choice... though I'd probably personally opt for the CEM60 which would allow for additional equipment.
Now some people are getting nice shots with their CPCs, but in the long run far more defork the OTAs.
Posted 19 March 2019 - 10:03 AM
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