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CarboAl
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Orion Sirius Parts
      #5596037 - 12/30/12 12:15 PM

Anyone know where I can get a break down of the parts for the Sirius mount? Or parts

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Geo.
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Reged: 10/01/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: CarboAl]
      #5596247 - 12/30/12 02:20 PM

Check these HEQ-5 sites, contruction is similar:

http://www.astronomyforum.net/astronomy-photos/telescope-mount-photos/p762-sk...

http://www.astro-baby.com/heq5-rebuild/heq5-we1.htm


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astro_baby
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Reged: 06/17/08

Loc: United Kingdom
Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: Geo.]
      #5598728 - 12/31/12 08:48 PM

Are you looking for a list of parts, spares, pictures pf how the mount works etc ?

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EFT
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Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: CarboAl]
      #5600311 - 01/01/13 08:51 PM

If you are looking for parts, there are only certain parts that Orion will sell you and only if you are the original owner of the mount.

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Geo.
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Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: EFT]
      #5600345 - 01/01/13 09:11 PM

Outside of Vixen there isn't much in the way of after purchase support for Asian mounts. Don Rothman and I keep some salvaged stuff around, by the HEQ-5/Sirius isn't a common junker. Some parts can be replaced with common hardware, but castings and main axis gearsets are hen's teeth.

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CarboAl
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Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: Geo.]
      #5600869 - 01/02/13 08:58 AM

Thank You this is just what I was looking for. These forums never cease to amaze.
Terry


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astro_baby
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Reged: 06/17/08

Loc: United Kingdom
Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: CarboAl]
      #5601668 - 01/02/13 05:58 PM

Never seen a busted HEQ5 to get spares from in the UK except the odd one where the mount is in such bad shape it would be useless as a source for parts. Maybe thats a testament to the mounts durability.

The UK importer can get spare parts if you can wait. They got me a few bis some time ago for a rebuild, cosmetic items only though but I have no reason to doubt they could get some other bits if asked sweetly enough.


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astro_baby
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Reged: 06/17/08

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Re: Orion Sirius Parts new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5601670 - 01/02/13 06:00 PM

PS one of the nist I know they can get is spare motor control boards but they are very pricey, from hazy memory someone sometime ago in the UK got one after a blow out on the main board and it was circa £200 but thats a hazy memory.

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