ETX-125 Autostar/alignment problem
Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:31 PM
It seems to make no difference which alignment process I use and whether I bother to correct the alignment or not. The telescope frequently hits the base when slewing downwards. The same also happens in polar mode and the problem seems to have started when I tried to use this position for photography. I am certain I am setting the telescope in the correct home position, facing North.
I have updated the handset to the latest version of Autostar, and I am on external power (as battery power refuses to work, so I’m also assuming a power circuit board problem, but this is longstanding).
Does any of this sound familiar and can anyone suggest any remedies?
Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:41 PM
Is your ETX still set in polar in the AutoStar handbox when setting up in alt-az?
Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:17 PM
Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:09 PM
Is the scope working correctly without attempting an alignment?
Victor van Wulfen
Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:52 AM
Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:18 AM
There was a blob of grease on the declination encoder LED. I've cleeaned it up, and done the RA drive encoder as well and after a reset, calibrate motor and train drive all seems to be OK again.
Thanks for all your help, Hadrian
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