Clarkey Posted November 13, 2022 Share Posted November 13, 2022 Due to my own idiocy, I managed to jam my HEQ5 against the door of my recently finished observatory. Seeing my guiding going to pot, I went and unjammed it after a few minutes, but the tracking now seems worse that it was previously. What I am wondering is, what have I damaged? Normally when adjusting the backlash, the motor whines, but in this case the mount was clicking. This makes me thing the gears were 'jumping'. If this is the case, I suspect I am likely to need a new worm and gear wheel in one or both axis. I was wondering two things; Firstly, has anyone done anything similar and what damage was done? Secondly, if I do need new gear wheels, where is the best place to source them? On another point - if you ever build an observatory make sure it has spring loaded doors.☹️ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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