Jump to content


EQ3-2 RA Motor Coupling

Recommended Posts

dear ian,sorry 2 hear your coupling has broken,was it old age?.give optical visual ltd who import skywatcher a call and speak to the tech man robert.shurly he can advise with a spare to buy or help with a source.will check out the web in the mean time,even e-bay.let me know what he says.sincerely oldgeezer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...

Same thing happened to mine last night. It's only 6 months old and has actually only been used maybe five or six times. Extremely annoying! Especially as I have a couple of friends coming around tomorrow night to experiment with long-exposure picture-taking*.

*I don't feel that what I do can justifiably be called "photography"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Assuming its snapped in the middle could you join the two halves by sandwiching them in a jubilee clip or broad cable tie? Its not under too much stress when driving the scope.

It snapped in two places, next to the motor and next to the worm screw. So a small section has actually separated from the drive completely.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.