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Arctic_Eddie
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Re: NexStar 8SE azimuth broken new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5988388 - 07/24/13 08:00 PM

Good deal.

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Geo.
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Re: NexStar 8SE azimuth broken new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #5990986 - 07/26/13 10:09 AM

Hey Doc, you should have the gear by now. I should tell you that Celestron uses some form of adhesive in addition to the set screw to retain it. I had to let the drive (out of the mount!) cook a few minutes on the stovetop* before I could remove it. Not sure I'd super glue it on though, think I'd rather have it slip than take a quater Moon out of the driven gear.

*With the wife out of the house....


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Arctic_Eddie
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Re: NexStar 8SE azimuth broken new [Re: Geo.]
      #5990990 - 07/26/13 10:14 AM

Loctite has a breakable glue just for that kind of application.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-0-2-fl-oz-Threadlocker-Blue-242-209728/100...


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Doc Willie
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Re: NexStar 8SE azimuth broken [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #5998305 - 07/30/13 12:11 PM

Had the scope out last night, and the mount performed normally. Conditions were not great, but the stars did not look right - could not get a pinpoint image on bright stars. Maybe the collimation is off. Will try a formal star test soon.

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