Friday, October 07, 2016

applied grease

Nicole's CGEM mount was not working right.

When I powered it up to slew to the Sun initially, it seemed fine. But then, at one point, one of the motors stopped responding. Pressing either of the pair of buttons on the controller did nothing.

Later when attempting a full proper two-star alignment, the mount only rotated on one axis. The other motor did not operate. The hand controller appeared to wait for a response—which it never received.

Put grease, using a toothpick, on the pins of the motor harness connectors.


Discovered another benefit to the astronomy tent. When affecting repairs and you drop tiny screws, you don't have to go foraging in the grass to find them.


I reminded myself: "It's always the wire."


The mount worked great the rest of the evening!

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