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Skywatcher AZ-EQ6-GT stripdown
« on: 16:06:06, 06 June, 2017 »
I recently bought a used AZ EQ6-GT mount.

I have had two HEQ5's in the past and both benefited enormously from a strip down, degrease, regrease and new bearings - as well as the belt drive mod.

The AZ EQ6 GT had a lot of backlash in RA so I figured it would benefit from the same treatment !! Not the belt mod - that's already done !

I struggled to find any useful info on the net but eventually found a very helpful guide and felt I should share it for the benefit of anyone contemplating the same task.

Its quite straightforward - the guide at the bottom of this page on my website and you can download it for future reference.

Scopes - 130 Heritage, ES 208mm f3.9 Carbon Hex astrograph, SW ED80 and SW ST80 for guiding
Mount - Skywatcher AZ-EQ6-GT
Cameras - Cameras - Atik 460EX mono and Lodestar for guiding


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