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Re: Clicking noises, zoom eyepieces and goto accuracy

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  • dwango121
    Hi Lanny, Does the clicking only occur during the last stages of a goto ? Let me know when you get your replacement reduction gearbox, whether it fixes the
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2002
      Hi Lanny,

      Does the clicking only occur during the last stages of a goto ?

      Let me know when you get your replacement reduction gearbox, whether
      it fixes the clicking problem.

      Clear skies,
      Alan Robinson

      --- In lx90@y..., "motojems" <motojems@m...> wrote:

      > First time I'm posting a message on this site...hope I'm doing it
      > correctly! Thanks to all of you for your good advice in the past.
      >
      > My 11 month old LX90 makes the same dec drive "clicking" noise as
      the
      > one described by Alan Robinson. After removing the fork arm cover
      > (but leaving all the electrical connectors plugged in), I used the
      > Autostar to slew the scope up and down while listening
      and "feeling"
      > for clicks and/or vibrations. I found the noise to be coming from
      > the black plastic reduction gearbox which connects the dec drive
      > motor to the worm assembly. Meade said they would send me a
      > replacement gearbox, but it's been on back order for over 3 weeks
      > now. Still, they said they would send me one.
      >
      > Meade's zoom eyepiece does an excellent job for me, though I must
      > admit I don't have the world's best eyesight. Saves a lot of time
      > otherwise spent fumbling with eyepieces and Barlows. My "normal"
      > observing time is spent with the zoom and with a 40mm eyepiece for
      > wider field views.
      >
      > Interesting to read about others' GO TO problems. After reasonably
      > careful setup and alignment (no spirit level used), my LX90 nails
      its
      > targets...usually centered in the FOV. If not centered, then not
      far
      > off. Quite a difference from my ETX90, which has trouble finding
      the
      > Northern Hemisphere!
      >
      > Cheers y'all,
      > Lanny Greenberg
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