Mount tune-up Journal 1: July 13

First step in the plan is the removal of my added-in through-mount cabling.  I opened the access hatch and carefully removed:

  • USB cable to the QSI camera
  • Power cable to the QSI camera
  • RJ-11 cable to the focuser motor

The other cables in there were installed by the manufacturer and I assume they’re OK.  My added-in cables were tangled, and I could easily imagine that they were contributing to drag.

I started re-cabling the mount with external cables run along the outside, and held in place by velcro straps.  However, I didn’t finish the job, as I was driven indoors by mosquitoes.  I’ll finish this job on the next available night.

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