Re: Clicking noises, zoom eyepieces and goto accuracy
- 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.
--- 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
> 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
> 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
> targets...usually centered in the FOV. If not centered, then not
> off. Quite a difference from my ETX90, which has trouble finding
> Northern Hemisphere!
> Cheers y'all,
> Lanny Greenberg