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#1 tomhole

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 09:26 PM

I think there is a set screw that locks the head in place. Look on the underside of the plate (platform) on which the head is attached.

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 09:40 PM

Ken,

I got it off. No way to mount the p-mount and allow it to pivot, so I put the head back on.

Great night here in MD. I was able to spy the Alpine Valley on Luna with the 16x70's. Then I tried for the rille in it with the Starmaster but the lighting angle was not favorable. Sure is purty, though.

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 12:56 PM

Tom wrote - "I got it off. No way to mount the p-mount and allow it to pivot, so I put the head back on."

I came in late on this discussion so I am partially guessing but it sounds like you found you could not mount a parallelogram mount on the Bogen head because of a clearance issue. If so, why not insert an extension between the top of the tripod and the parallelogram mount? Aluminum bar stock of various lengths tapped 3/8-16 should allow you to do this.

See the photo of my setup with a 10" section of 2.5" diameter solid aluminum bar between a Davis & Sanford tripod and a Bogen 516 pan head. It works great giving me clearance for Miyauchi binoculars and the pan head handles.

Barry Simon

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