The image below tells you how the altitude slow motion control rod is attached and how it works. When you have lets say the moon on your eyepiece field of view and it starts to drift out of the field you can move the telescope slowly up and down using the altitude slow motion control knob. I can see that your telescope also has a slow motion control for azimuth (moving it 360 degrees horizontally).
Check the focuser according to the image. If it doesn't work at all, the threads on the focuser tube may be gone.
This telescope is easy carried in a duffle bag if you are careful to protect the optical tube.
The tripod is not a sturdy one. It can be steadied a bit by hanging a water bottle from the center of the accessory tray in a way that it doesn't sway much. If it's not windy the tripod will work ok.
These manuals are not for your telescope but may help.
Yes, it does also have the az slow-motion control-- I just didn't attach it this go-round.
Thanks for the pic and the manuals! It had occurred to me that many of these scopes are similar enough that any manual I found on the 'net would likely be helpful. That looks like a good site as well; I'd not seen it before.
If you mean a typical prism-based image erecting module, you need to start by unscrewing the sleeves sticking out of it on both sides. This allows you to remove the two covers and access the two prisms, which are easy to release from the sheet metal clamps and clean.
It appears to be? But I don't see anything that looks like it's removable. I'll need to play with it a little more.
Edited by Katharine, 07 June 2021 - 08:15 PM.