Mike Shade

Yea, drop it there are people here with slow connections and don't need 24mb of video.


Mike J. Shade

Mike J. Shade Photography:


In War: Resolution

In Defeat: Defiance

In Victory: Magnanimity

In Peace: Goodwill

Sir Winston Churchill

Already, in the gathering dusk, a few of the stars are turning on their lights.

Vega, the brightest one, is now dropping towards the west.  Can it be half

a year since I watched her April rising in the east?  Low in the southwest

Antares blinks a sad farwell to fall...

Leslie Peltier, Starlight Nights


International Dark Sky Association:


From: [] On Behalf Of Mikko Viljamaa
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light


OK so my happiness lasted for a week and now the issue is back. Or at least I assume (hope?) that this is related to the problem. 

The mount refused to connect today through the SGP and when I disconnected and connected the Ra cable the Ra motor started to make a grinding sound trying to rotate the axes without luck. I then tried the Dec cable and both ends of the new Y cable to Ra motor with the same grinding result. As it was getting dark I didn’t open the gearbox cover anymore tonight.

Let me know if the attached video doesn’t upload and I can drop it to google drive.