Hi everyone, I was recently fortunate enough to purchase a lightly used AP900 CP2. It appears to have some upgrades including the fork/base and declination motor (maybe). I called Astro-Physics for some information on the mount and they were very helpful. Any information on things to look for would be greatly appreciated for an instrument of this age. I purchased the AP grease kit so I can regrease and mesh the worms correctly.
Last night I had the first chance to get the mount out under the stars for the first time! I only had two problems. The first was when I had the mount slew to an object in the East the mount would point West instead! I double checked my time zone, location and didn't have North South switch backwards. This was easily fixed with a plate solve and sync to the mount from Sequence Generator Pro but I don't know why it's backwards on the initial go-to. Also, the guiding was very rough most of the night with PHD2 which I wasnt expecting. Some info on my setup is below. Thanks!
Location Nashville, TN area
*Polar aligned and unpark from level position 4
*Serial to USB to laptop running V2 ASCOM and SGP
*127mm APO refractor
*ASI1600MM Pro imaging camera
*ASI290MM mini guide camera
*HD tripod (for initial testing)
I'm sure there is some information I'm forgetting but wanted to introduce myself to the group and say thank you in advance!