ETX-105EC FEEDBACK
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Last updated: 30 June 2003
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Subject:	105EC Electric Focuser
Sent:	Monday, June 30, 2003 06:14:57
From:	Philippe.Lefebvre@perce-neige.org (Lefebvre, Philippe)
I live in France, and last week I went to my retailer in order to
purchase an electric focuser for my ETX 105. We tried the 1244 model and
it appeared not to work correctly.

Where can I find the right focuser, which model is the right one for my
ETX 105 ?
Mike here: What do you mean by "not work properly"? There were some early models that had problems with the -105. However, the 1244 is supposed to work with the ETX-90 and -105.

And:

The gear in the box did not meet the gear on the focuser rod, and it was
off by a good bit (perhaps 0,5 milimeters).
Mike here: Odd. Perhaps it was an older model 1244.
Subject:	Slow motion control of the ETX does not work
Sent:	Saturday, June 28, 2003 08:25:15
From:	siegfried.gonzi@stud.uni-graz.at (Siegfried Gonzi)
I have a Meade ETX 105/UHTC. Since a month or so the slow motion control
of the rectaszension drive does not work properly; the four levels of
tracking speed do not take any effect (the slow motion control of the
declination works, though) and I always end up with the fastest motion
speed of the four possible levels. This makes  the  ETX 105 useless.

Is there somewhere a reset button?

Regards,
Siegfried Gonzi
Mike here: There is no reset button for the standard controller, which it sounds like you are using. Do you have the Autostar to use?

And:

I use the simple standard controller.  I tried  to lower the motion
speed (as described in the manual) but the four speeds of the hand
controller for the rectaszension remain the same (all four exhibit the
highest one).

I have ordered a Baader BP 60 in order to use the optical tube in
combination with a simple alt azimuth mount. I am planing to sell the
wedge of the ETX 105; but in doing so I want to make sure that things
work properly.
Mike here: Be certain you are not overtightening the axis lock. Also, you might try to get an Autostar if your telescope is out of warranty and try that.
Subject:	ETX 105 Declination stops
Sent:	Sunday, June 8, 2003 12:04:56
From:	bill.arnold@ntlworld.com (Bill Arnold)
I have a Meade ETX 105 which I purchased as a returned item as the
declination stop was missing. My problem is the OTA will only go to
about  72 degrees and it hits some kind on internal stop at the other
end it strikes the base , I assume this is because the stop is missing
but why will it not go to 90 degrees position.

excellent site    regards.....Bill.
Mike here: There were some other recent reports of DEC hard stop problems (March ETX-105EC Feedback in the Feedback Archives). You might look through that for some ideas.

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