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Installing a finderscope on my C11 EdgeHD

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#1 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:03 AM

I'm installing a Baader SkySurfer III onto my C11 EdgeHD. Just double checking that I have all the steps down, because I'm worried about damaging the primary mirror.

 

So if my understanding is correct, I unscrew the two screws circled in red, place my finderscope bracket over the slot, and just screw the same screws back in? My finderscope bracket is very thin so I don't think I need to use different screws; I'm not sure it even came with any.

 

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Am I missing/messing up anything? Thanks



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:27 AM

That is correct.  If the finder scope loosens up, you might need to use longer screws.  


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

Alright thanks!


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:40 AM

You're right to be concerned about damaging the primary mirror. Using longer screws could come into contact with mirror, causing a possible chip. It's happened before to others. Take care...


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 12:14 PM

Yes, there are three pairs of screws available on the rear cell for accessory mounting, including the pair that is intended for mounting a top rail. I have stuff mounted on both the left and right pairs on mine.

 

If you remove the vent cover and screen temporarily, you can look around inside with a flashlight and get a pretty good idea of how everything is mechanically arranged behind those screws. You should have a bit of clearance, but you don't want to use screws that are that much longer.


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