#14257 Jan 23, 2006
Roy- Talked to Kirk and told him what you had written. You were
exactly right- he had the backlash correction set to 5 from before the
declination upgrade and forgot to reset it when the mount came back.
He was able to switch the setting down to a 1/2 (money well spent with
the upgrade) for manual adjustments and the movement was perfectly
smooth in both N/S directions. He also tweaked his polar alignment
even tighter so that it's now 20 minutes with no apparent RA/DEC
drift. He plans to set backlash to zero when using the STV. He
couldn't believe he had forgotten to check something so obvious- and
very thankful that there will be no more nights of hand-guiding for
hours in 18 degree weather! Thanks for your help!