hardin 6" dob ?
Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:27 PM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:41 PM
I haven't seen the Hardin but the norm is to have a group of four screws going through the tube wall into the edge of the mirror cell. They'll be an inch or two in from the bottom of the tube. Removing all four permits the removal of the cell and mirror assembly.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 10:31 PM
My Hardin 8" has six screws attached to the outside of the tube which you undo. You could try standing the tube up and removing these screws so that the mirror cell doesn't fall out on anything. However, if your scope is anything like mine, the mirror cell was wedged in really tight. I used a hair dryer to heat and expand the tube. While it was still hot, I yanked the mirror out (after a few gentle taps with a mallet). Hopefully, you won't need to go through this.
Another tip is to wear latex gloves when center spotting the mirror. That way, if you accidentally touch the mirror you don't leave smudgy fingerprints.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 07:01 PM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:25 PM
I can't afford to get into wood work.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:51 PM