Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Lawrence Lopez

That's probably just unwinding the cables.

I think you could take a series of pictures of polaris for several days at the North Pole.

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 8:54 PM Benoit Schillings <benoit.schillings@...> wrote:
it is interesting, I had the issue that leaving theSky software
sometimes get's the mount to start tracking again, which recently
cause the mount to go for a few days... no damages, but resyncing the
mount causes it to go 360 around the RA axis the number of days I had
left the mount going. Looks like maybe the position of the mount in RA
does not cycle in a modulo 360 manner ?

-- benoit

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 5:49 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via <> wrote:
> Did I do any damage?
> Probably not. Especially if your clutches were not super tight.
> I left my Mach2 running all night last night, forgot to turn off power. This morning the scope was up against the pier. Nothing damaged except my self esteem. ;^(
> Rolando
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Darden <rick@...>
> To: main <>
> Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2020 7:20 pm
> Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 CP4 pier crash
> Hi All,
> It happened while I was sleeping and it was tracking on its target. I think it crashed maybe 5-10 min before I intervened. Did I do any damage? It scope is at a remote observatory 2100 miles away and can't get there to investigate.

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