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How to Fix Telescope Slipping with heavy NexYZ+IPhone

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#1 mopo11

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:35 AM

Wondering if anyone already "invented this wheel"/found practicable solution to:

 

NexYZ+Iphone (combined weight of 432g attached to one end) weighing down the Telescope and so causing it to move/slip from staying in a targeted position (tracking off/motors off) and also messing up tracking.

 

The 90m is quite long and so the weight on one leveraged end seems to be significant enough to push it down and potentially put motors under strain too....

 

possible solutions I could see:

 

1. some DIY weight holder attached to opposite end for counterweight... (not fan of this solution)

 

2. Balance the telescope by sliding it further to other end on mount that attaches telescope to motor... When pushed to the extreme position (furthest possible whilst still holding the telescope), it still wasn't enough to balance almost half a kilo although the telescope target slippage was slower... The slider-mount is attached to the telescope tube with two screws...

 

Has anyone seen this slider being sold as a part? If so maybe there would be a longer version of this which would allow sliding a bit further to achieve balanced attachment of the scope without any strain/pull on either end?... That would be probably the cleanest solution I see although couldn't find it anywhere

 

 

Setup:

Celestron Astro Fi 90mm, NexYZ, Iphone 6s.




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