Re: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO


Roland Christen
 

In order to prevent the Declination portion from suddenly swinging down into the hard stop, I recommend that you first attach the counterweight shaft to the mount. Then the axis cannot swing wild when you loosen the clutches.

Rolando



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From: Karen Christen <karen@...>
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Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Yes, it’s completely safe.  Go right ahead.
Karen
AP
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:50 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO
 
A few days ago I received my Mach2, but it's winter here so I can't perform a test under the stars yet. However I want to perform some tests indoors.
First I want to test that the communication ports are working well. But I also want to test some slews, so is it safe to make slews without any weight on the mount, no telescope, no counterweights or shaft, just the mount?
 
 
Thanks,
 

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Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

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