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06-06-2012, 09:12 AM
setup this morning with 15mins to spare went to turn on the mount ... smoke came forth to greet me ... :-( still took photos the old fashion way ... pushing the telescope by hand :-(
06-06-2012, 09:18 AM
I've had the scope out on my balcony while working from home today. Got so engrossed in work I didn't notice it had started to rain... Luckily it was just a sprinkle before I grabbed the scope and brought it back inside.
But on the plus side, I've seen the transit! And the forecast for Sydney suggested I would see nothing. So I'm pretty happy :D
06-06-2012, 09:34 AM
At least you didn't drop your 10mm eyepiece in a puddle:mad2:
06-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Ouch! Hope you get that fixed soon, built up moisture???
06-06-2012, 12:05 PM
i am thinking so ... either miosture or voltage problem
06-06-2012, 10:23 PM
You should buy a new mount Grady.
06-06-2012, 11:36 PM
i was just thinking that :P
10-06-2012, 05:15 PM
update on the mount ... it is working fine. the skyscan hand control led display is fried but the Board and motors inside the mount are in perfect working order (took it apart today expecting to cry). Not sure what caused the smoke but none of the circuity looked damaged and it ran fine via EQmod on the computer for about 10-15mins.
Tough little nut this one
11-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Glad you got off it lightly. A replacement HC is much cheaper, and make sure you glad wrap it next time :lol:
11-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Ummm? Is that why they make waterproof eyepieces now? :P
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