Effect of temperature on backlash

Richard Kinsey

I can detect a small amount of backlash in both the RA and Dec axis of
my recently received AP1200. I am wondering whether this could be
caused by a change in temperature from the factory to the mount's
present location in my observatory where it is presently around 10
degrees C. If such a change of temperature explains the slight backlash
I can feel, perhaps I should leave it in readiness for warmer days. Any
advice would be gratefully received. Richard

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