question about celestrons 11" sct ota
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:11 PM
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:29 AM
My U.S. made gray tube has an aluminum cover that fits over the outside of the cell.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:51 PM
The dust cap is metal and fits over the outside.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:22 AM
could anyone who owns the new gray tube 11" celestron sct tell me if the front dust cover seats to the inside like the se scopes or does it seat to the outside like the meade sct. i own a 6" se scope and the dust cover has a small lip with three spring like protrusions equally spaced around the cover. ive shimmed up the lip with tape but it still comes off when i take the scope off the mount or it just falls off. a real poor design, i would reather have it to seat to the outside. thanks, donnie
Donnie, just drop a little epoxy on two of the 3 springy plastic clips so they no longer spring and the third one will give you plenty of compression to hold the cover in place. Use clear or black epoxy and you'll never see it. If it still seems loose, epoxy the third one also. I did this with my APM 100mm bino's and it absolutely solved the problem.
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