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#1 NVDW

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:55 AM

Picked this one up today. It's in decent shape and I need to look at the mount. It's very wobbly but I noticed the original screw has been changed by another type. If someone could post a pic of how it should be?
OTA has a dent :(

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#2 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:14 AM

Very Nice     welcome aboard    you have come to the right place

 That 9te-5 is nice.... those metal tripods were not the best however

  I have one on a scope made scope and I raised the eyepiece tray to make it a

  wider stance... Still   not great   others here have made nice wooden legs and keep     their mental ones in the box for originality.  

 

It is my eyes or is that  a 1.25mm diagonal instead of the .965? Good luck with that nice 9te-5


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:26 AM

Nice find.    What screw are you talking about?



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:27 AM

Reminds me of my very first telescope from Sears. Don't sneeze on those tripod legs, they will fold up or fall off.



#5 NVDW

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:47 AM

Yes this thing is very flimsy :)
I will take a close-up of the screw ASAP.
Seems someone just used a generic one once.
The OTA and mount are very loose in the tripod.

The diagonal is not an 1.25"
Your eyes are indeed playing tricks on you :)

I hope to test it soon but lately the weather is very bad since the last few weeks.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:57 AM

So nice to bring back an "old friend".

 

A TASCO was my first telescope received as a Christmas gift in 1958....60x700 with 234X!!!  Yikes!!!  That was with the H6mm and a 2x barlow.  Was worthless at that power.  Even at 117x - it was for the most part only good on the moon and brighter planets.  

 

But it's always nice bring back an "old friend".  

 

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#7 NVDW

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

I never had this one but my first scope was something similar. This one I just saw it pass by and I wanted it lol
I hope I don't get into buying classic telescopes :)

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 01:53 PM

This is the generic screw3884d24e9f02020088bdc9de22e2462c.jpg

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

I hope I don't get into buying classic telescopes :)


You take good pictures, so I hope you *do* get into buying classic telescopes!

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:59 PM

I said the same thing.............I bought over a dozen....but you can sell some as others come in  at least  that's how we rationalize it.........

 

Meanwhile   this windter  I plan to make my first attempt to make wooden tripod legs for my basketcase   scope 60mm with the lousy metal legs...

 

the thread below  is just one of several by very talented wood workers...

it is great reading when it is cloudy out  

 

https://www.cloudyni...e tripod legs


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:05 PM

The Azimuth Yoke tripod **** are missing is basically the same as the Star shaped Altitude lock screw.

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:08 PM

That model Tasco was my first store bought scope back in 1967. The screw for the azimuth lock was if I recall a chrome knob style screw which you can find, at least a close replacement, from McMaster Carr. I’m pretty sure it will be a metric size.



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:09 AM

The Azimuth Yoke tripod **** are missing is basically the same as the Star shaped Altitude lock screw.

See ref pic.

I found that screw in the box but the problem is that it's too big for the screw hole

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