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  1. Thanks I'll get to Maplins asp and then hope for clear skies. Ron
  2. Thank you for your reply. I suppose I'll have to cough up & invest in a power tank. Someone else like myself wondered if the grease in the motor cogs is the problem. Ron
  3. Hi All Just joined the forum. Was gifted A Celestron NexstarSLT 130 last December. Have successfully aligned it a couple of times but after about 1/2 hr. outsde the altitude motor stops moving the scope and the azimuth motor becomes very sluggish. I've tried new batteries but the problem still occurs. When I take it back inside within 1/2 to 1 hr the motors are working normally. I take it back outside and the problem recurs. I have tied 3 or 4 new sets of batteries but with the same result. The temp was between 0 and 5 degrees C. I am aware that batteries are less efficient in the cold but should new batteries give up so soon. Contacted the suppliers twice and they mentioned batteries and the and possibly a faulty mechanism and latterly referred me to the stargazerslounge and that I may need to power the scope in another way. Has any else had this problem and can anyone help. ##Ron##
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