Re: #diy #skywatcher #250p Dobsonian Skywatcher 250p goto project #diy #skywatcher #250p

Mike Ahner

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 11:32 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
or can i handly move the scope when all is not powered?
When you have a scope with OnStep controlling it, then all movement should be from OnStep, not manually. Otherwise OnStep will lose track of where it is pointing. But a small number of users add encoders that tell OnStep (via the Wemos WiFi module) where the scope is pointing.
Arnaud, I think you mean when you don't power the telescope, can it be moved by hand. In that case, the answer is yes, maybe. Because you will have motors and gears connected to the telescope with belts, you will find it harder to move the telescope by hand unless you disconnect the motors. You can do that with a clutch system or just remove the belts. Then the telescope will move with your hands, just as it does now.


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