Re: [ap-ug] AP 900 Dec frozen

thefamily90 Phillips

I have had trouble with that cable for the Dec axis in the past. Apparently, the person I purchased the mount from was using a cable that was far too short And I had trouble placing the CP3 computer close enough to the Dec access to be able to use it properly. The Dec cable is too short. So, I went to and ordered a Y cable for the 900 mount. Thanks!!


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Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:35:20 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-ug] AP 900 Dec frozen
Ok, will do. Thanks!

From: chris1011@... <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:24:23 AM
To: thefamily90@... <thefamily90@...>; <>; <>
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] AP 900 Dec frozen
I doubt that anything mechanical is frozen. You may simply have a bad connection to the Dec motor. Check that your cables are firmly plugged in.

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From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
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Sent: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 10:12 am
Subject: [ap-ug] AP 900 Dec frozen

Hello all,
Much to my dismay, after getting up at 4:00 AM to view Jupiter I found the Dec gear was frozen. When using the keypad the scope moved just fine in RA but would not budge N-S. I loosened all knobs on the Dec axis and while I could forcefully move the scope N-S it is clearly frozen or certainly near so. What have I done??? Any thoughts?


Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips

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