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Old 22-04-2024, 08:23 PM
stibbons (Peter)
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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi mount - lubricant leaking?

Hey folks. My first post here - I've been lurking for a little while after finally finding myself with the time and spoons to start dipping in to some visual astronomy.

To that end, a couple months ago I bought a new Virtuoso 150p. Put a shroud in it, taped up the light leaks in the bottom, and have been having a great time starting to find my way around the night sky from our back yard.

This morning, I noticed a small amount of fluid had dripped down from the altitude saddle. Tube side, clear, odourless, tasteless (kdding!). Just a small amount. I assume it's lubricant from the mechanism, and I'm not sure how bad a leak like this is. Should I be lubricating the mechanism again? Getting in touch with Sky-Watcher? Any advice welcome.
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