On Nov 20, 2020, at 10:17 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:First, some maintenance items:
* New keypad battery, $25 or so. Must order over the phone from Astro-Physics because which battery you need depends on your keypad serial number. The one in your keypad is probably dead.
* Consider regreasing. Should be no problem if you're mechanically-inclined and patient.Your mount likely has the factory grease in it still and after so much time it ought to be replaced, especially if the mount wasn't stored in a climate-controlled setting.
* After replacing the battery, update keypad firmware and restore keypad database. Instructions online.
* If you have a CP3 controller, consider the upgrading it to the V2 chip which is the last of the hardware-based upgrades for the CP3. New capabilities (park positions, probably other things) and bug fixes.
Other than that, there are some creature comforts such as the RAPAS polar alignment scope. Are you visual or an imager?