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#26 wargrafix

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 08:42 AM

How is eqmod on meade systems?

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 10:06 AM

http://eq-mod.source...t/reqindex.html

 

No mention of Meade I'm afraid.



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Posted 19 May 2021 - 04:49 AM

Right now we are under a state of emergency. The cases and death are really getting serious.

 

 

 

So meetups and such are suspended.  The hits to this project just keep on coming



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:43 PM

I am due to get my vaccine on Friday. This project dragging too long. Stupid covid 19. I real vex

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:01 AM

So arrangements are being made to get it done. Not sure of in time for Saturn opposition, but we are trying

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 01:32 PM

Anyone knows what can replace the OTA cover?

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 08:06 PM

Everything was going well....until the mainboard died near parking to home


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Posted 08 September 2021 - 06:46 AM

You've not had much luck with this! Is that fixable?



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Posted 08 September 2021 - 08:48 AM

I have no idea. And the first views were dreamlike. :-(

 

I was supposed to post this:

 

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Posted 08 September 2021 - 08:50 AM

For now, I have to contend with my C9.25 which has access to similar seeing.

 

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Posted 09 September 2021 - 10:43 AM

Everything was going well....until the mainboard died near parking to home


:-(

After all that work on the rebuild, very disappointing.  I'm dreading a mount failure at the wrong time on my MaxMount,  It could prevent me from opening or worse, closing to roof on my observatory.

 

I don't think you'll get any help from Meade and the mounts are scarce enough to make parts a rarity on the 2nd hand market.  If the problem cannot be troubleshot and corrected, one option is to try a Sidereal Tech conversion.  I know t here are conversions of Meade systems from looking through Sitech's group.  If it's possible, then you may be the ones to pull it off (and let us know how you did it).

 

Thanks,

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Posted 09 September 2021 - 03:32 PM

That's our thinking. The sitech solution.


Fear not, when disassembled the mount to clean and lubricate, we noticed that there was a screw that was responsible for holding the worm wheel against the gear. By backing off this screw, the system will unclutch. We can also use this screw to turn backlash. Luckily, Meade left this screw accessible without having to take apart the mount. So we backed off the screw, decoupling the gears, then we could move the telescope.

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 08:15 AM

That's our thinking. The sitech solution.


Fear not, when disassembled the mount to clean and lubricate, we noticed that there was a screw that was responsible for holding the worm wheel against the gear. By backing off this screw, the system will unclutch. We can also use this screw to turn backlash. Luckily, Meade left this screw accessible without having to take apart the mount. So we backed off the screw, decoupling the gears, then we could move the telescope.

Hi,

 

  Do you have any info on the location of these screws?  Looking at my mount, the only thing I can find that would be accessible in any mount position are two small what looks like set screws located on the bottom right side of each RA and Dec drive boxes.  Below the windows (which can be covered), on the base.

 

Good to know ahead of time.

 

Thanks,

Frank Z...




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