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#1 Dulinor

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 07:40 PM

Managed to lose the dust cap for the polar scope last time out. I see 1.25” caps available everywhere but does anyone have a source for the smaller size? Or SA individual parts? (Could also get a second weight.)

See? Definitely trivial. Obviously I can survive without it but I hate to have it “incomplete

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:39 PM

I was never able to find genuine SA individual parts, so finding that silly dust cap will be very difficult. For additional counterweight you have more options:

You could get official counterweight kit

https://agenaastro.c...kit-s20540.html

Or if you are like me, and think that "instructions" are for people who do not know what they are doing, and put 5+ kg of astrophotography gear on your Star Adventurer, then you could get something like this instead:

https://www.astronom...t.html?___SID=U

I "recycled" counterweight from an old Orion EQ-2 mount and it works perfect.

Hope this helps.

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#3 Dulinor

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:16 PM

That's a good idea - I was also looking at these from aliexpress.com: https://www.aliexpre...0715941134.html Your links are cheap enough that it's probably not worth the hassle. 

 

I'm not trying to go too crazy with a SA - but I believe the Rainbow Astro mount has the same shaft for their "optional" weights. If I get one of those I thought I might just re-use the shaft and add a weight or two. (The RST-135 doesn't seem to need the load to be in balance but the tripod underneath would probably be more stable.)



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:52 PM

You could always call us for parts.
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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:54 PM

You could always call us for parts.


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