Orion Astroview (EQ3-2) question
Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:18 PM
I just purchased a used Orion Astroview 100mm Refractor on the EQ3-2 mount and I need some info. In all the other EQ mounts I have seen if you look through the RA axis with the scope turned 90 degree you can see through it. However when I look though mine I have the shaft of the Counterweight showing. It goes all the way though the mount .
Was this made this way or is it somebody's mod to the mount.
BTW it has the Polar axis finder scope mounted and I can't see though the front opening.
Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:00 PM
I have that same mount. I use it to mount an Orion ST120, both of which I love. The counterwight shaft only will only show through if you have not installdd the metal lock knob that screws onto the end of the counterweight shaft. I am betting you forgot to install it. Attached is a picture of what I am talking about.
Hope this helps!
Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:56 AM
Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:31 AM
Yes you are missing that piece. Mine looks like Walters.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:16 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:54 AM
Sorry for the delay. I forgot
Orion might be able to sell you the missing piece but I would first contact the seller. Tht piece actually provides much stablity for the counter weight shaft. Perhaps he inadvertantly left it out when disassembling it for shipment to you.