Attaching OTA safely
Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:42 PM
Every time I do this, I get nervous! It involves an 'embrace' or 'bear hug' with the OTA while you slip the rail into the slot and tighten the locking screw - big sigh of relief when done every time.
I was thinking of using some kind of strap arrangement round the OTA and then around my neck while I do this so, if I fumble the whole thing, then worst case is it just bumps into the mount.
Has anyone tried this kind of thing? if so any pointers? Perhaps I'm just a suffering from 'new acquisition anxiety'
Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:58 PM
When installing the OTA, depress the mount downward about 15° and slide the tube in from the back. This will allow you to see how well the rail fits into the dovetail slot. It also better exposes the knob below the rail for tightening.
Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:58 AM
Perhaps I'm just a suffering from 'new acquisition anxiety'
I'm going with that.
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