Whew, the time flies.
I can't believe its been over a month since my last post.
Some quick updates:
The iOptron drives are working much better since I took the mount apart and adjusted the worm gear lash as well as the backlash adjustments. It is a world of difference now. I am still struggling with getting nice shots from the camera and my polar alignment is still hard, mostly due to the fact that there is a HUGE tree blocking polaris in my backyard.
Its going away because it has issues and it doesn't really do much in the way of shade for the yard. Its simply gotten too big.
I will process some shots and post them here in the next day or two. I successfully imaged M13, M92, and M27. I attempted andromeda again but there are focus and star drift issues.