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focusing knobs---a debate??

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 12:41 PM

the orion reflector isnt bad, but i have noticed on
the smaller astroview refractors from orion the focusing knobs are too close to the tube....it could be remedied with
some homemade ingenuity....i still have my montgomery ward
60mm refractor and the knobs come further out from the
tube making it more comfortable to focus....
this ole 60mm is still in top knotch shape with a metal
diagonal, but the lenses are the pits, but they worked
like charms to a kid years ago who didnt know any better :lol:
sky

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 01:02 PM

It might be that the worm shaft for the knobs are longer on the Monkey Ward refractor.

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 02:12 PM

Monkey Ward? Hahahaha! Yea, that place is interesting to shop at for sure! :lol:

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 02:18 PM

Man i havent heard that term since I was a kid.. I am still laughing!!!! :roflmao:

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 03:21 PM

haha yeppers! :lol: good ole monkey ward... we dont have
them anymore around here but they sure had a good
salesman for that telescope!! :roflmao:
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Posted 20 November 2003 - 03:24 PM

btw.... do any of you who own more expensive refractors
find this to be true about the focusing knobs?
dont ya think orion could do a little better perhaps?
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Posted 20 November 2003 - 04:02 PM

I thought the knobs on my AR-6 were too small and cheap looking. I had no problem with their operation.

I replaced mine with 2" knurled aluminum knobs from Focusknob.com.

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 04:30 PM

Yea,
ditto as Schultz on my Meade too. I hate plastic knobs they crack eventually with time. Had a set go bad on a 90mm that was about 8yrs old. Dave


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