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#1 hboswell

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:09 PM

I've had this laying around forever, or a long time anyway, and don't remember where I got it.  But I decided to try it on my Celestron C4.5, and I can't get it to align.  It seems to move on the horizontal axis, but not on the vertical.  I turn the alignment screw, but the dot never moves.  Anything I can look at on this?

 

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#2 RunningMan

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:15 PM

There should be two different adjustment screws. You have tried them both?

#3 Joe Eiers

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:20 PM

If it's the multi-reticle version it always seems like you have to turn and turn and turn...  it moves slowly.



#4 hboswell

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:37 AM

There should be two different adjustment screws. You have tried them both?

Yes - there's one on the side just below the front screen - it seems to move it horizontally.  The other is on top at the back and seems to do nothing.

 

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#5 Ken Watts

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Could it be that the back adjusting screw is stripped?  I have a different brand, but being all plastic I can see easily over torquing and stripping one of the two screws.



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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:07 PM

Could it be that the back adjusting screw is stripped?  I have a different brand, but being all plastic I can see easily over torquing and stripping one of the two screws.

I'm wondering about this.  Last night I was trying to align it, and the back suddenly raised when I was pulling on it.  I was able to line it up, but I doubt it will stay if I accidentally push down on it.  What does the vertical screw thread into?  I can see the horizontal adjustment mechanism, but not the vertical.

 

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#7 Jim7728

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:53 PM

If it's the SV F001 turn the rear dial  clockwise to lower red dot , counter clockwise to raise.  There's a little delay in the red dot moving as you turn from up to down and vise versa.




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