New 16oo, questions...
Received my new 1600 (and we have had a week of clouds/rain/snow in Southern Arizona!) and finally got around to looking at the documentation. A few questions.
As I am upgrading from my second 1200GTO, I am familiar with AP mounts. Also, my current 1200 is permanently installed I very seldom use the handpad (other than when I check collimation and need to make small movements to center a star in the scope), it is not plugged in. I have a custom park position set through the ASCOM driver, I DO NOT use any of the predefined park positions.
So with a new 1600, the documentation offers that I need to check the gear mesh. The documentation offers to use PARK 1 and PARK3. I glanced at some of the discussions about there being a problem with one of the PARK positions but didn't really pay attention as don't use them...
Questions below come from reading the instructions dated 10/24/14
-Procedure is done with OTA on mount and system balanced?
-Will the problem with the PARK positions have an impact on using PARK 1 and PARK3 for the gear mesh adjustment?
-Can the procedure be started from PARK 3
-Is there an alternate way to do gear mesh without using the PARK positions?
-I CAN use the handpad for the 1200, just plug it in and it will work?
-Assuming I have a helper, is it necessary to allow the mount to run at 64x with the handpad unplugged or can they just hold the button down, keeping the motor moving?
-For DEC adjustment, does the mount need to start in PARK3?
-ASCOM driver will "see" the 1600?
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