I am setting up my AZ-EQ5 on a permanent pier. When I am doing my polar alignment (something that I hope to do infrequently!) and I want to adjust the azimuth, do I have to loosen the flexible locking shaft before I adjust the azimuth knobs? If I don't have to loosen it I suppose I can remove it entirely as it does nothing useful.
SkyWatcher az-eq5 azimuth adjustment.
Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:13 PM
The flexible locking shaft has a central bolt that secures the mount head to the tripod. The locking shaft does not, and should not, be loosened to adjust azimuth. If the locking shaft with central bolt is removed, the mount head will fall off. On a permanent mount, I suppose all that's needed is the central bolt.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:28 PM
I suppose all that's needed is the central bolt.
Thanks, I have now removed just the flexible shaft. It all works fine.