Re: Spikes in DEC #Guiding

Roland Christen

This indicates a severe unbalance in Dec which puts a lot of pressure on the gear teeth and causes high friction.

Check your Dec balance by sending the mount to Park1 or 4 or 5 and loosening all 4 clutch knobs fully. You must be well balanced in Dec, especially if your load is heavy. With clutches loose, feel the weight as you move the scope back and forth.


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From: Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...>
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Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 12:59 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Spikes in DEC #guiding #guiding

I seem to have some very consistant spikes (about 3" in magnitude) every 130 seconds now. I have monitored for about 20 minutes long and they are very predictable... Note that I have reduced exposure time to 2.0s, just to see if I would see more spikes when sampling faster.

Roland Christen

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