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hukay

Parts for Skywathcer AZ Goto mount?

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Bought this mount for a cheap price and I found out that there is something missing...maybe a gear???

I need your expertise on where to get parts for my  mount or anyone who can 3D print the parts? 

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Welcome to the SGL!

Like this it looks like you have just the legs. What does the underside of the head look like?

 

 

 

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This is how mine is, it definitely looks as though yours has been separated in the wrong way, and it does look as though there's part missing too.

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I tried to operate it and it is not moving? The motor is running but the body is not moving. I was wondering what part is missing.

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I don't own this mount so I can't say for sure. It looks like there is a small brass gear on the right side of the "head".

I would think this engages with a large, fixed gear that would be mounted to the base (missing in your picture). That way when the small drive gear starts moving it rotates the AZ axis with a significant gear reduction. This is probably the mechanism that sits in the "bowl" section in Gfamily's picture.

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Is this at all useful?

 

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3 hours ago, Dan-el said:

I don't own this mount so I can't say for sure. It looks like there is a small brass gear on the right side of the "head".

I would think this engages with a large, fixed gear that would be mounted to the base (missing in your picture). That way when the small drive gear starts moving it rotates the AZ axis with a significant gear reduction. This is probably the mechanism that sits in the "bowl" section in Gfamily's picture.

I believe that the missing part is the gear. Do you have any idea where to buy those large gear?

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33 minutes ago, hukay said:

I believe that the missing part is the gear. Do you have any idea where to buy those large gear?

Might be worth while to contact Skywatcher USA directly. I think there might be some more mounting hardware missing than just the gear so they are the best bet for having the parts you need.

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4 hours ago, Dan-el said:

Might be worth while to contact Skywatcher USA directly. I think there might be some more mounting hardware missing than just the gear so they are the best bet for having the parts you need.

Will try to email them. Thanks!

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Just an update:

I contacted Rother Valley Optics for spare parts.

Hope they could find one for me...

Are they a good company?

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