Tasco Telescope in Wooden Crate
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:36 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:01 PM
I agree with Albert about yours being the rarer model, & more of your focuser should slide out, where it meets the white optical tube
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:16 PM
Don't break anything. I'm not 100 percent sure that I know what I'm talking about!
EDIT: I'm talking about the picture posted by Albert on the previous page. The one with the hockey goal in the background. (Notice the extended black sleeve that has been slipped out. Do you have one of those?)
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:19 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:59 PM
You are right that the RA needs to rest on the support, but the lever will still be in the wrong place. But as I mentioned, it will work where it is as long as the locking lever is working against the brass spreader. I am at work, but I think the casting is different (raised)for where the locking lever goes. The top screw which connects to the split ring has just a countersunk casting like the other screws. The lever should be closest to the counterweight shaft.
Hello Charlie and wdretired,
Here is my 10TE mount that I reversed the Polar Axis to match the orientation that wdretired is showing in his picture. In my opinion his mount is identical to all of the 10TE mounts, he just needs to rotate the RA and Dec Axis to have the Polar Axis resting correctely on the Polar Axis angled rest stop bolt.
Note: Before rotating the mount to the correct orientation, you should do so without the scope or counterweight. You need to have the Polar Axis housing of the mount resting on the rest stop bolt to help support the weight of the scope and counterweight. If not, then you are relying only on the Polar Axis Clamp Screw to hold the scope in position when you set your latitude for Polaris.
I'll post a picture next of my mount reorientated correctly to rest on the Polar Axis rest stop bolt.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:04 PM