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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Can't release RA axis manually
I had one come in like this. AS you say the RA axis should be free to rotate in the RA housing when the clutch lever is released. The cylinder that the worm is machined on is binding on the axle. This doesn't overly effect normal tracking, but makes gross adjustments impossible. The only solution is to tear the mount down and finish the parts to eliminate the interference. Google astronomyboy for the how to. I have to warn you that I had to heat the cylinder and axle in the oven at 250 for 30 minutes before they would separate. don't use the wife's good oven mits!! When I finish these parts I use Soft Scrub (w/o bleach) as a grinding compound. It's basically bicarb in a jell. HTH, Geo.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
An Orion XT 8 DOB cannot be polar aligned??? The mount is ALT AZ ---
You would need an equatorial platform to polar align. There are no setting circles on a stock XT??
Posted on May 16, 2009
Vixen can repair your telescope-- and or the controller--
Contact OPT at this web site -- they are a Vixen dealer and can advise you about what to do--
Posted on May 18, 2009
Are you looking through the eyepiece at the side or the finder scope that sits along the top? I can't think of anything else! Sorry.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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