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MikeP

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  1. Hi Alan, Many years ago I had problems with an EQ6 with EQMOD. This was my solution: Slew to anything. Slew back to Polaris. Switch off the mount, disconnect / shut down the planetarium program. Undo the clutches and physically put the scope back to the home position - just eyeball it. Switch back on, reconnect etc and try again. Mike
  2. That sounds good value Michael. Mike
  3. Are the bolts different lengths and you have the round the wrong way? Mike
  4. You may be mistaking this for having a slight weight imbalance so that the gears remain meshed. Mike
  5. Welcome SIDO. Spent a year not too far from you in Waverley IO back in the 1990's - nice area and nice people. Mike
  6. Well done Steve. I'll cerainly be after some adapters in the future. Mike
  7. MikeP

    Arp 401

    Nice one WW Looks a bit fishy to me though.
  8. I followed an online quantum computing course from one of the US universities. By followed I mean picked out bits I understood to try to gain an understanding. The focus was on factorisation and at the end of the course the prof mentioned that so far the best result obtained was by a machine that "was thought to have" factored the number 15. Still a way to go I think. Mike
  9. Thanks for the offer Chris but I'd prefer not to tap the disc. I was quite surprised at how easily my drill bits went through the metal which made me wonder how robust the thread would be after tapping. Thanks again. Mike
  10. Good idea. Thanks Mick. Mike
  11. Thank you gentlemen for the link to the EQ8 pin and for suggesting I use a bolt. On reflection, I agree the bolt is the better option. I was a bit dubious about tapping for the pin anyway and had just assumed that something flat-sided was needed. Mike
  12. I'm starting on an observatory build. My AZ-EQ6-GT will be mounted on top of a concrete pier via a couple of disk brakes. I need to attach something for the azimuth adjustment knobs to push against. The OVL manual refers to it as a dowel. Does anyone have an EQ6 or AZ-EQ6-GT dowel that they would like to sell? (I'm guessing they are the same). Mike
  13. How funny. I've not long removed a chicken run to make space for my roll off roof build. Mike
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