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Where to source collimation screws for a 10TE

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#1 regis helaine

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:22 AM

If anyone knows or better has one.



#2 Jim Waters

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:11 AM

Try ...

 

http://www.bobsknobs.com/

 

If they aren't listed send them an e-mail.



#3 agmoonsolns

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:24 AM

Try Donald Rothman, he sells all kinds of parts and pieces. That's who sold me a vintage lens cap for my 76mm/1200mm vintage refractor.


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#4 DLuders

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:09 AM

If you scroll 3/4 of the way down the webpage   http://www.scopestuff.com/#Collimation Stuff   , ScopeStuff lists their "Collimation Stuff."   smile.gif 



#5 Chuck Hards

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

Here are the replacement screws for the 10TE cell:

 

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They are expensive.  Shipping will take your breath away.  And you still need to turn or grind a slight cylinder section onto the heads for a perfect match.  But it's the correct thread and several of us have used them.



#6 NinePlanets

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

Drill 'em out and tap 'em and use real screws.


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#7 Chuck Hards

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:26 PM

I actually did that, mentioned in another thread on this subject years ago.  I have a 10TE OTA as a guidescope on my Cave 10", and not concerned if the threads aren't original on that one.  So it became the donor and got re-tapped.  

 

These same screws show-up on other brands.




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