C14 XLT, CGE NexSTAR 11 GPS + 120ST APM/TMB 130/780, AT111EDT SW EQ5P (2" Tripod/20" Pier) XW's 3.5mm - 20mm, 28mm RG, TVZ 2-4 ES14mm/20mm 100° UWAN 28mm,Paragon 40mm, TV55, Meade 2X 2" TeleXtender TMB SMC 4mm-16mm, Pentax 0-18, CZJ 0-25 EarthWin PFS-DBSE, WO DuraBright, AP MaxBright TV Bino's Bino Sets X 2: UO H.D's ~ 5mm-18mm, TV Pl.(NJ's)7.4mm - 40mm 16T5's, 24mm Pans Canon 18X50 IS Pentax 7X35 (9.3°
CPC 1100, Celestar 8, Televue Pronto, ZEQ25gt Mount, Sky Safari/iPad
Quote:I have no problem positioning the hole at the bottom of the scope to the tripod. The problem is rotating the scope to align the other holes. It can take several minutes for the scope to drop into position. I just keep rotating and rotating it seems before it catches possibly as long as 10 minutes. It never did this the first couple of years with the scope. Anyone have similar issues or suggestions to remedy?
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
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Ralph For deep space objects, bigger is better.. 10 dob XT10, C8 OTA my new favorite, C6RGT, Omni XLT 150R, Nexstar 80gt, Canon T2i Brent Oliver mod, Canon T3i
Quote:I am impressed that you guys can move these things around so easily.My CPC1100 fork was move once by me 4 feet(giving birth was easier), from a table to the tripod.....and stayed there until I got the HD Wedge Pro. My son moved it to the wedge....and it stays there.If I had to set the thing up every time I used it.....well...I would/could not use it. You guys are truly dedicated....and in shape.
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CPC1100 AstroTelescopes 80 mm f/7, 102mm f/11 ES AR127mm f/6.5 Zummell 254mm F4.9 Dob Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Delos 14mm, Axiom LX 10mm, 15mm 1.25"; 19mm, 23mm, 31mm 2" AstroTech Hi Grd Plossl 4mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, 17mm, 20mm UO Abbe Ortho Volcano tops smoothies Titan 26mm 2" ES 20mm 1.25" Celestron 40mm Plossl (came w/ scope) 1.25" Meade 5000 series 14mm Plossl 1.25" Baader Hyperion MkIII 8-24mm Zoom Pentax XW 7mm 1.25" TMB II planetary 3.2mm, 5mm 1.25" Lumicon UHC filter 2", OIII 2"
Celestron CPC 800 XLT GPS 1960's Tasco/Montgomery Ward 60mm refractor 1970's homebrew 6" f/8 Newtonian, Coulter mirrors Meade HD-60 4.5mm, 6.5mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm Jaegers 18?mm Celestron Ultima LX 5mm Agena 32mm, 38mm Meade 4000 56mm
Quote:I had a similar problem when I also first got my scope. Turns out it was the pin in the middle was too high and while it did eventually seat...it took awhile to get it to do so...I adjusted its height and all is well since!
8" F/7 Cave dob, 80mm F/6 SV achro 12x50 Nikon's, 8x24 Pentax, 6.5x32 Eagle Optics Astronomy, kayaking