First the sweet. I bought a used side by side dovetail here on CN. In the past I would have two mounts out in my yard going back and forth trying to remember the view from the one scope to the other. I hooked up this side by side and it was awesome. Back and forth just moving my head a few inches. Even with the bright **** moon , the clusters and doubles were still doable.
Now the bitter, everything was soaked last night after viewing ,so I put away all of it the garage with no covers or caps till morning. This morning I pushed the dew shield down to put the cap on and my scope fell to the concrete. Bounced. I let out every cuss word known to man . Loudly. I scratched the diagonal. my guide scope. dented the dew shield and bent a focus knob. This is my most expensive ( to me anyway) scope. I am not a rich man. It was the Orion side by side dovetail. The clamp twists or tilts when you tighten it down. See the pic. It’s now in the garbage.