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#1 Matthew E

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:20 AM

:question:Packaged with my 114GT's collimation screwdriver was this small, metal, triangle shaped piece with 2 holes in it. What is this for exactly?
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:31 AM

Matt...
Glad you asked. I also have one and have no idea what it's used for.

Pat

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:33 AM

Just took a closer look at mine...it's for hex nuts.

#4 Matthew E

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:38 PM

What hex nuts do i have on my nexstar 114? i am not near my scope at the moment.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 01:00 PM

I just got my 130GT a couple of days ago and have been wondering the same thing. When I read your post I examined the scope again and found that the hex hole on the silver 'tool' fits the nuts that attach the cross braces on the tripod. I imagine that the flat corner on the 'tool' is to use as a screwdriver for the mirror cell locking screws and the circular hole is for a lanyard or something so that you won't lose it?

Then again, I might be wrong and the tripod nuts may be a coincidence.

Good luck,
Eric

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 05:41 PM

I wonder if Celestron put that in just to confuse everyone enough to really get you scrutinize your new scopes very carefully. Or someone at Celestron has a warped sense of humor. Its like assembling a model and finding some parts left over......Happens to me all the time! :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 11:37 PM

Mine has "Screwdriver" stamped on it.

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:31 PM

Looks like a screwdriver to me too, but I've never found what it's for.


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