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First time setup..

Started by lsaravia, 07/06/2011 06:16PM
Posted 07/06/2011 06:16PM Opening Post
Got my NA 120 and Losmandy G11 setup this evening ready to try my new Toucam.
I've should have stopped when I placed the pier extender and the cables didn't reach. Fixed with speaker wire just to get it going. Balanced scope in both RA and DEC. turned PS on and after initial setup got an RA stalled error.
Quick fix on the fly, error went away BUT it doesn't track.
Scope looks good, mount looks good, view of the Moon on my laptop via Toucan looks good but no tracking!
Ready to smash it. (Worked fine last time out about 4 months........)

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Posted 07/24/2011 06:07AM #1
Jim,
the wires are just holding the Gemini box, nothing else. The issue is with the mount motor itself giving me an error. the error shows up when I change scopes (different size/weight) I need to adjust the gear to the worm everytime. After adjusting it works fine. Two things come out of this. I am becaming an expert at adjusting the Losmandy on the fly and getting tired of the adjusting everytime..
Permanent solutions aren't cheap. New gears, worm, etc...
I may be selling the mount AND scopes and sticking to my 18" for visual only. Too old to monkey around...
Luis