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Eddster

Bust my EQ2 mount (sob)

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So, one of the tube mounting rings bust off the mount. During my amateur repairs, I had to disassemble a little.

 

I think a spring or some such popped out, never to be seen again. It's the Skywatcher EQ2 mount. Does anyone have any idea of the inner workings of the declination axis so I can work out how to fix it?

 

The tube ring is fixed but the declination control rod won't work because of this (possibly) missing part.

 

I'm going to replace the scope soon anyway, but don't want to pass it on without a working mount, but even worse, at the moment I can't use it!!!

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best to post a pic of the bit you're having a problem with so we can try to assess and suggest what may be wrong. Does it screw in either direction at all etc?

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Thanks, I'll try and get some pics this weekend.

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my EQ2 DEC looks like this, tho I've not had it apart to see what the components are

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@Alan64 did a very detailed strip down and tune of an EQ2 here - 

May assist with the rebuild / ID what went wrong

 

cheers

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The saddle differs on my EQ-2, but here is the DEC's adjustment assembly exploded...

 1259483378_DECadj_assy.jpg.ce018baf15d8c2ed6640082895b1b10b.jpg 

That's the only spring within the entire mount-head, I believe, there partially seen on the left.

The saddle of the OP's is most like that of my EQ-1...

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...although I had swapped that original saddle out for a Vixen-style, and just as that of my EQ-2. 

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