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as the title suggests, I've noticed that the RA axis of my HEQ5 pro mount has some give. I don't notice it while the clutch is unlocked, but it's very obvious with a locked RA clutch. Any suggestions on what could be causing it/what adjustments need to be made?
Having setup my kit last night to image Orion I found the Heq5 mount making a hard clicking or grinding noise depending slew speed only in Declination and only when pointing west.
Tried with handset as well as eqmod, the mounts power is supplied with a mains power pack.
I don't get as much time to image as I'd like and often image object in the east as they rise.
Tried slight adjustment of Dec but still happens.
Throwing it out for suggestions.
With the recent poor viewing I have decided to strip down my HEQ5 pro mount and upgrade the bearings and add the Rowan belt modification.
From threads I have looked at on this forum and also looking at the Astrobaby guide I think I need the following bearings, I know many on here have already upgraded the bearings so thought I would just check they are correct before ordering.
I have ordered rubber seals in order to prevent moisture ingress. Now I know these tend to make them run slightly tighter than metal seals but they do not run at speed so though they would be better. Any thoughts?
Here I have a quick session of NGC891. It was shot during multiple nights between targets, 1-2 hours each night. It consists of almost 6h of luminance and 40min each RGB. 120s subs.
I only shot 1/2 ROI so no larger FOV.
I think I could think of a larger and longer scope for this small targets.