Hi all, new owner here. (I actually bought the 6SE around the holidays, but only just now trying to get it set up and working). My Azimuth control seems to be limited to about ~90 degrees, either on or off the "official" tripod. It appears to stop quickly at both end of the travel, as if it hits a hard stop. I initially had rechargeable batteries installed, but I tried fresh AA's and all that did was get it to hit the limit harder )
Any suggestions? Is this a factory defect perhaps?
Do you mean that if you are using the left/right arrow buttons it will not travel past a specific, repeatable spot?
As mentioned earlier, there are no hard stops in the NexStar 6SE mount. The cord wrap prevention feature does not stop movement with the arrow buttons nor a GoTo operation, it just determines what direction a GoTo will take to get to the destination.
One quick test, remove the optical tube, then remove the mount (fork arm) from the tripod. Turn it upside down and shake. There should not be any rattling. I'm thinking there is a piece of debris in there...
This problem also occurs if you use longer than provided bolts to fix the mount to a tripod/pier. The longer bolts interfere with azimuth motion.