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Last updated: 31 May 2013

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Subject:	Meade DS-114 Verticle gear slop
Sent:	Thursday, May 30, 2013 09:11:24
From: (
I purchased a used DS-114 with autostar  from a goodwill store  it had
no lenses or adapter .. I had lenses from a telescope that my nephew was
throwing out .. and for the power source i used some extra Lithium Ion
batteries in a 3 cell series for my 13.8 volts .. Horizontal control on
the telescope is fine .. but when i engage the verticle drive the motor
turns a bit before the scope starts moving .. i can deal with this when
manually looking .. but if trying to use the go to feature  its nowhere
near what you are looking for like Saturn or the Moon just as examples
because i know where they are in the sky ..
Any help would be appreciated Thank You Ron Pinson
Mike here: Have you done a CALIBRATE MOTOR and TRAIN DRIVES (on both axes)? If not, do those steps from the AutoStar.

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