#17199 Sep 19, 2003
I know that you Losmandy members look down upon the Celestron CI-700
mount, however if you can help, I would really appreciate it --
I have a Celestron CI-700 mount (bought it last Christmas). It
even when I have the OTA balanced, the motors seem to be working
slew. The worms are much easier to turn manually with the knobs
from the motors) when the clutches are disengaged as compared to
clutches are tight and engaged with the shaft/bearings/dovetai
Are there any web sites that detail how to adjust/tune-up the mount?
does anyone have the info that they can post on this thread?
Also, it's a good thing I'm kind of "mechanical" because I have had
tighten several of the hex (Allen wrench-type) tiny "lock bolts"
the motors/knobs to their shafts. Has anyone had any experience
Lock-Tite compound on the screws/bolts on the mount when they loosen?
Are there any up-grades to the mount such as more "beefier" RA and
clutches? It seems that, even when I have these clutches well
is still possible to move the OTA if accidentally slightly
the dark, so to speak.
I am basically happy with the mount and, with it, I have enjoyed many
What are your experiences with this mount?
I am currently saving up for a Losmandy Gemini GoTo add-on for the
I am concerned that the Losmandy motors will struggle with the
worms, so to
speak and that the clutches will hold tight.