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Star Adventurer mount repair, part two


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Hi,
Last night when we was out in the night to do astro photographing I got problem with my Star Adventurer mount. The friction coupling in RA axis got stuck and I have difficulties to aim the camera to the object.

Today I have dismantled the mount to find what the problem is with it. I got to repair it, I took photos from my disassembling and repair that I think can be interesting for others to look at and read.

Here is the link to my homepage:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/projects/project-star-adventurer-part2-repair/project-star-adventurer-part2-repair.html

Have any other of you had a simular problem with the Star Adventurer mount?

BR
Lars

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I continue to adapt my Star Adventurer to fit my needs better, compact and low weight.

 

This time I modofied the L-bracket to let the camera be oriented more flexible:

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/projects/project-star-adventurer-modify-lbracket/project-star-adventurer-modify-lbracket.html

With this modification with the ball head I now don't need the counter balance weight anymore.

 

/Lars

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After a copule of year my Star Adventurer got broke, the mini USB contact disappear and I got a hole in the chassi. I didn't do anything about it first because I can use the mount without this USB contact. But today was a good day to try to repair it.

My documentation of the reapir:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/projects/project-star-adventurer-repair/11-project-star-adventurer-repair.html

The small connectors of the mini USB get it very difficult to solder.

Anyone else that got this problem ?

/Lars

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