Staff Assigned: Bill Lynch STL-11000m shutter problem

Discussion in 'Legacy Models (ST, STL, etc.)' started by mike m benjamin, Jun 10, 2019 at 7:39 PM.

  1. mike m benjamin

    mike m benjamin Standard User

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    I bought a used STL-11000m/AO-L a couple months ago and the shutter motor seems to be weak? Operating in the minus temps (C) the shutter will occasionally not open all the way during an exposure, the shadow it creates is obvious. Now that it has warmed up at night, that problem seems to be gone but using theskyx taking a series of images, when one finishes and the new image is started sometimes I'll get a message "waiting on shutter", this could easily be for 5 or more seconds. Could this be an issue with the motor?

    Mike Benjamin
     
  2. Bill

    Bill SBIG Service and Repairs Staff Member

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    It's possible although the motor is a pretty low failure item. It could be that the shutter is out of alignment, although I wouldn't think temperature would play a role in that. Send me an email, bill@sbig.com, and we can talk about it.

    -Bill
     

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