What are the backlash settings for?
Last updated on:
31 Jul 2008
MaxIm DL Version 5
Almost all telescope mounts have some degree of mechanical backlash in their gear systems. If you reverse the direction of motion, there will be a slight delay until the gears re-engage. On some mounts, the telescope will even go in the wrong direction briefly!
The backlash is measured in seconds; i.e. when you change directions, it is the duration in time while pressing the button before the telescope mount starts moving.
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