About a month ago I purchased a Celestron CGX mount. I haven't had a chance to use until a few nights ago and I noticed a very strange issue that I cannot figure out.
When the RA axis is horizontal and the telescope pointing towards the zenith, the RA axis continuously drifts/moves clockwise. To know exactly what I mean, see this video that I recorded of the stars on my computer screen: https://www.youtube....h?v=eqydYbcxJVY
This turning of the RA always happens in the following scenarions:
- When the mount is off with no power connected
- When the mount is on with power connected
- With the RA and DEC clutches engaged
- East or West heavy balancing
- Neither East or West heavy balancing
I have no idea what is going or how this is possible when the mount is properly balance and with the clutches engaged or with the mount off, how does the RA axis continue to significantly move? If anyone has any experience with a similar issue or some things I can try it would be greatly appreciated.