Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
Quote:Hmmmm, "Mobile 1 Synthetic Grease!" I guess that's not the same thing as motor oil.
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Quote:It certainly wouldn't be a disaster if standard non-damping grease were used.
Quote:You might even find the backlash adjustable enough to be perfectly usable.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:The equatorial mount of my Jason 313 has become close to unusable since removing the original dampening grease.... So, I've learned that dampening grease matters, and am following this thread looking for answers.
Cave Mirror Registry
1971 Cave 10" f/6 Custom Super Deluxe
1958 Cave 10" f/7 Model C De Luxe
1974 Cave 8" f/8 Model B Deluxe
1970 Cave 8" f/6 Lightweight Deluxe
1971 Unitron 145C
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Quote:Shock absorbers on vehicles are more correctly called dampers not dampeners.
Quote:I've been meaning to order from here:
At the bottom of the page "Damping grease sample kit" would be a good thing to start with to get the right one.
I have a tube of outboard motor gear lube that I think belonged to Christopher Columbus its dried out to the perfect viscosity and works well but its not the same as damping grease.
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