as some of you might have noticed, our 20" iDK in Namibia had some issues in the last nights.
I honestly feel like it has an episode of midlife crysis 😅 .
So it started with the mount going into an odd parking position. Turns out, a mechanical stop was not working anymore correctly and interferes with the encoders. We found a workaround together with ASA, so it keeps working for now.
After we solved this, the focuser stopped working. Turns out, a cable was a little oxidated. Swapped cables, works again.
And last night, we suddenly lost connection to camera, focuser and guider. We are still investigating this. I suspect the USB hub at the OTA has some issues, but it could also be the 12V power supply. We expect to be able to remotely inspect this today or tomorrow.
EDIT: The power supply is okay, so my guess is that it's the USB hub or cable. Will be replaced on saturday.