I got my mount!
Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:41 PM
Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:52 PM
Gee. Ain't I crazy or what? :flexible:
Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:13 AM
Works very well with my EON120 and IM715 together. They each weigh about 15 lb.
NOTE. The left dovetail mounts to a big tension adjusting nut on the alt axis. There a three interanl setscrews which lock the nut to the shaft, and another 3 that fasten the dovetail to the nut. All 6 need to be sufficiently tight to stop the left dovetail from rotating with respect to the right.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:24 PM
If anything, there might be a bit too much tension since I noticed that unlike the previous mount which lacked hardly any, this one, even with the tension knob almost fully out, seems to exhibit a slight bit of stiction. But I'd rather have it this way that the other way. With a longer, heavy scope, having a light amount of stiction means I don't have to constantly keep rebalancing. Last night I slewed around with ease. Tonight, I might try my 6" SCT on the Orion.
Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:58 PM
Glad to see they got you fixed up.