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Eric63
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: RogerRZ]
      #5648018 - 01/28/13 12:26 PM

And here I find that a Telrad and 8X50 RACI looks pretty cool on my 127Mak! (with the Kendrix Dew Shield too!)

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Spyke
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: catboat]
      #5648120 - 01/28/13 01:03 PM

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Ok, quick question: do the screws that hold the finder attachment base on the M603 have nuts inside the OTA or is it safe to undo them without opening up the OTA?
TIA

Ant




Ant, You've asked this question twice, and I'd like to know the answer as well. So let me ask it again for you…

Can the finder shoes of the M603 be removed from the outside without nuts/retaining clips/whatever coming loose inside the tube?




Thanks, cb. I wonder if anyone will notice?

Ant


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Patrik Iver
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Reged: 07/29/03

Loc: Kaarina, Finland
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5648200 - 01/28/13 01:36 PM

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Ok, quick question: do the screws that hold the finder attachment base on the M603 have nuts inside the OTA or is it safe to undo them without opening up the OTA?
TIA

Ant




Ant, You've asked this question twice, and I'd like to know the answer as well. So let me ask it again for you…

Can the finder shoes of the M603 be removed from the outside without nuts/retaining clips/whatever coming loose inside the tube?




Thanks, cb. I wonder if anyone will notice?

Ant




I've never examined a Maksutov like that, but based on the photo in the beginning of the thread, I think there is a fair chance that the bracket screws are far enough forward that they might be visible over the edge of the primary when looking into the OTA through the meniscus. Have you tried looking with a flashlight?

I guess my suggestion is so obvious that the screw tips (with or without nuts) can't be visible from the front. Otherwise you would have known the answer.

But just in case it aint obvious...


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Patrik Iver
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5648227 - 01/28/13 01:44 PM

About it being sacrilegious or not:

It kind of might be, as the Scottish weather likely is a bad as ours here in Finland, in which case the scopes tend to spend more time being nice toys to look at rather than through. In that case you need a ring bracket like the one for the optical finder, and a Baarder SkySurfer V, as someone suggested.

On the other hand, the scope is used in the dark, and functionality is king - some of my scopes are accessorized and modified in a way that does definitely not look pretty, but which does enhance functionality, and that is what ultimately matters.


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Spyke
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5648315 - 01/28/13 02:18 PM

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I guess my suggestion is so obvious that the screw tips (with or without nuts) can't be visible from the front. Otherwise you would have known the answer.

But just in case it aint obvious...




Hmm. Problem with that theory is it's an Intes, so everything inside is blacker than a very black thing in the middle of a black hole. Then there's the baffles. They're also black. So no, not visible I'm afraid!

Ant


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greedyshark
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5648714 - 01/28/13 05:00 PM

Use the Telrad. Remember, it's dark at night.

Charles


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BKBrown
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: stevew]
      #5648990 - 01/28/13 07:06 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

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It's a 6 inch Russian built utilitarian Maksutov, not the Mona Lisa.
Stick the Telrad on it!
If you have an issue with plastic, buy the Televue Starbeam.
Now if it was a TEC Mak........

Steve




Heck yeh, stick it on there. I put one on my TEC 140 and just ignored the hairy eyeballs...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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johnnyha
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5649506 - 01/28/13 11:40 PM

Beautiful setup Brian!

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RobertED
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... [Re: johnnyha]
      #5649764 - 01/29/13 06:59 AM

Suh-weeeeeeeet!!

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BKBrown
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: RobertED]
      #5650767 - 01/29/13 05:12 PM

Thanks guys

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Spyke
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5650794 - 01/29/13 05:31 PM

For better or worse, 'tis done!



And I think it's a good thing!

Ant


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btb
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Reged: 07/07/06

Loc: Northeast Indiana
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5650830 - 01/29/13 05:50 PM

Looks nice.

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Spyke
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: btb]
      #5650857 - 01/29/13 06:09 PM

I think so too. It's very good to look THROUGH as well!

Ant


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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5650872 - 01/29/13 06:17 PM

Sacrilege !!!

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BKBrown
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5650937 - 01/29/13 06:52 PM

Looks fine, rest easy tonight

Clear Skies,
Brian


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johnnyha
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5650993 - 01/29/13 07:28 PM

Perfect.

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Sarkikos
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5651022 - 01/29/13 07:44 PM

The deed is done. Enjoy!


Mike


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btb
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Loc: Northeast Indiana
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5651972 - 01/30/13 10:19 AM

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Does anyone know if the screws that attach that mounting bracket to the OTA have nuts inside the tube, or is it safe to simply unscrew them without dismantling the OTA?


Please share your findings about the nuts. I did not see anyone answer your question, I imagine because they did not know. Now that you know what is the verdict?

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BigC
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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5652225 - 01/30/13 12:28 PM

I agree the Telrad is clunky looking and large but it does work.

Too many RDF have tinted windows (why?) that hide all the fainter stars.

I found a bulls-eye finder similar but $10 cheaper and somewhat smaller than the genuine Telrad on the bay and bought three of them because I don't care for moving one finder from scope to scope.

BUT I agree with those who desire a bullseye finder more aesthetically pleasing as an accessory for classic scopes.


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Darenwh
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Reged: 05/11/06

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Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5652419 - 01/30/13 02:07 PM

As long as you don't defork a Questar and put it on a first year Meade ETX mount you have nothing to worry about...

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