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  1. Hi, I've just returned from a partially successful holiday trip with my telescope. Had all sorts of tech trouble but one of them was something new to me. I had my tripod and NEQ6 Pro outside for 6 days to avoid having to level it up and do polar alignment over and over again. I had to take the telescope off a couple of times as there were some wet days and my cover is not big enough to cover everything. Anyway, on the last night clear enough to do any imaging I encountered an issue that I haven't had before. The moisture in the air probably had condensed inside my NEQ6 and eventually froze when the temperature reached 0-1C and rendered the DEC axis unusable. It sounded "crunchy", skipped steps and was generally pretty nasty so I called it quits and took the whole thing back inside. Next day when it had warmed and dried up I tried it again and it worked just fine. I don't think there's any permanent damage to the drive mechanism but what I would like to know if you have encountered anything similar and how are you preventing it from happening again? Is it just generally not a good idea to leave the mount outside like this?
  2. I think I may have a solution to stop the qhy8 from fogging up, what I didnt want was to remove the camera after each session, I was advised to keep the camera in a sealed box with a dessicant, ok thats easy, but the beauty of having an obs is that you can keep the kit together.. So I am testing this solution, over the last two days its worked a treat, roll on winter :/ Easy, just pop the box off every session, I have a spare lid for the tub to keep the dessicant dry... Time will tell
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