Re: New AP1600 slew noise


Yasushi Fukunaga
 

Hi Luke,
I noticed my 3-year old AP1600 had a noise issue a few months ago. It happened in both RA and Dec but in random fashion.
Consulting with George@AP, I got the advice and conducted the slew speed set to 600x and the re-greasing for RA and Dec gearboxes, which perfectly resolved the issue.


> In cold weather the mount should be slewed at 600x.    You made need to do an adjustment of the Backstop (while in Park 3 and the power off).  
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/1600gto/1600gto-auto-adjusting-gearbox.pdf
> Greasing should be done every few years under normal usage.   

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