How to decide to repair or Hypertune your Astronomy Telescope Mount:

Astronomy Telescope Mount Tuning - Hyper tuning, Repair and service .. the website description lies in the title. A little Hub to showcase knowledge, give help and advice, recommendations.. links to Astronomy dealers and video tutorials,  Astronomy mount tuning price and advice comparisons. A positive resource where new and Vintage Astronomers get to talk about the MOST IMPORTANT piece of Astronomy Equipment you'll ever buy. 

Be sure to check back regularly as we have great plans to expand the website to include Galleries, Tutorial Videos,  Astronomy Mounts Cameras-Equipment Section... Users setup guides etc.. a genuine resource to go alongside the Facebook Group. which you can join here.

kind regards David.

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Some Cloudy Nights thoughts on Hypertuning Astronomy Mounts:

"I'm awaiting the return of my Celestron CGEM DX from Deep Space Products where Ed Thomas is/will be performing a HyperTune. I plan to share my before and after observations here.
In the meantime, if you have any experiences good, bad, or otherwise with any of the mount tuning services or DIY kits, I'd like to hear about them."

"I have heard only good things about Hyper-tuning your mount. At $400 (half the price of my AVX) I am struggling with it. But I may bite the bullet. Or upgrade my mount, then have it done "

"I agree. The smoothness in axial movement is pretty amazing after the Hyper-Tune service. But the $400 has me in the same quandary. Should I upgrade from my AVX, then have it done?"

"Why not hyper tune your mount yourself? Many are afraid to take their mounts apart for fear of doing something wrong. I've disassembled many a mount to clean and re-grease and yes, to polish bearing surfaces. There is no magic to do all this. Just use your cell phone to take lots of pictures along the way."

"Many mounts suffer from inferior bearing surfaces and or inferior grease. Many have sealed bearings (roller or ball bearings) that no hyper tuning will improve. But Chinese grease over time turns to varnish and results in stickiness. If you mount uses slip bearings like on piston in a car, they can be improved by micro polishing the bearing to a mirror finish, something the factory doesn't do. "

"Do some research on the Internet to see if someone has documented your mounts hyper tune. Then give it a try."

"I think my fear of hypertuning goes back to childhood when I took my father's watch apart, couldn't get it back together and got the lickin' of my life!"

"Hypertune = WD-40"

Hi Steve, I did have my cgem-dx hypertuned by Ed and I does perform better than it did before hypertuning however it's still a cgem low end mount and will not perform like a high-end mount. I will tell you my opinion, save your money and buy a better quality mount."

"after hyper tuning, the mount (cgem-dx) seems too sensitive to motion and vibration....."