Johnson925 Posted July 21, 2016 Share Posted July 21, 2016 This is a 'desktop' equatorial mount that I've had for ages in a box. It came from a relative who passed away 10 years ago. I suspect that it's never been used. No instructions. I got it up and running last night, seems to run OK, but has a few issues; The scope I used (a 90mm Newtonian) is probably a bit heavy (1.4kg) for the mount. It cannot be balanced with the counterweight and overspeeds the drive. The RA axis worm drive appears to have a bent shaft! Needs further investigation, but could be interesting trying to straighten it! It has a manufacturers label - BC&F Astro Engineering (Broadhurst, Clarkson & Fuller), but that's all, there is no model number. It came with a motor drive, again no labels at all. Looks like a (early?) Skywatcher RA motor drive for EQ2, controlled by a DK-V Single Axis Drive Corrector, which requires DC power - but doesn't say what voltage. I'm currently running it in on 3v, which seems to work, but also seems a bit low (but better than burning out the controller or motor). If it is what I suspect, then it will require 6v. If anyone is familiar with the mount/motor/drive and can give me some help/info/tips, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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