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Jupiter with a malfunctioning motor focuser

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#1 AstroEthan

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:45 PM

I had a difficult morning of imaging on June 9, 2020. The focuser was not moving and the motor was emitting a loud buzz when sending commands. After seeing no issues externally, I opened the motor housing in the dark to investigate myself and confirmed the motor itself was not moving. Clouds started rolling in as I reattached it, so I quickly focused manually and started recording before losing Jupiter to the clouds.

 

Will Ethan resolve his motor focus issues? You'll have to find out later!

 

Telescope: Celestron C14 EdgeHD
Camera: ZWO ASI290MM
Barlow: Astro-Physics BARADV
Filters: Chroma Red, Green, Blue

 

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Of course I fixed it! Do you really think I would let it go for two months?


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#2 DMach

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 08:34 PM

All the best troubleshooting your focuser issues Ethan, hope you get it resolved soon!



#3 Kokatha man

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 09:26 PM

I sure hope you do Ethan! waytogo.gif  What type of focuser is it btw..?




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