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problems with HEQ5 "synscan" mount


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hi,

now i have just got my self a 200p HEQ5 synscan , thi is my first proper scope so i could be worrying about nothing.

i have followed the instuctions thats came with the mount but i cant seem to see the mount moveing when useing the synscan controller.

are you ment to use he synscan to move across the sky to differant objects ? or are the motor only for very small movements and you wont be able to pick up the movements with the naked eye ?

also the motors are making some faint squeeking noises, is this normal ?

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I think the handsets are automatically set at rate 1, which is sidereal rate which would take 24 hours to turn full circle.

As Sy has said above if you press the number 2 key which is the change rate key and then select something higher upto 9 you will start to see bigger movements, watch yourself with rate 9 as it is pretty quick so keep an eye on things.

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also the motors are making some faint squeeking noises, is this normal ?

This is quite normal, and don't be alarmed by the noise of pebbles being rattled in a tin when you slew at top speed. This is also quite normal!

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ok cheers for your replys, i made a mistake its not synscan its syntrek. now i have pressed the fast button like its says to do to slew to an object , but when i press the arrow keys it still doesnt move.

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