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#1 jeffreym

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 08:02 PM

I picked this little thing up, knowing it had issues.  Anyway, the fork arm is broken and one of the box latches is also broken.  Wondering if anyone would know of a source for either of these parts?  I put it in some rings and took it outside last night and the view was not too bad!  So, hopefully I can find the problem parts.

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Jeff

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:00 PM

I have the complete Assembly you need. Yoke mount & base & all slow motion controls. You can have it for nothing. Let me know ... It is from a Jason explorer I cannabilized for parts years ago ... Here is the assembly ... 020210501_211052.jpg


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:17 PM

I have the complete Assembly you need. Yoke mount & base & all slow motion controls. I can post a picture here if you want it. You can have it for nothing. Let me know ... It is from a Jason explorer I cannabilized for parts years ago ...

Piaget,

That is very kind, thank you.  Let me know how much you want for the shipping. Just PM to me your details.

 

Take care,

Jeff



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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:21 PM

Kudos to Piaget!

 

I have an Explorer, too, Jeffrey, and its objective is very good.  Sincere hopes yours is just as good or even better.  (If you're curious, I can forward an observing report I made with my own Jason, back during the 2003 Mars apparition.)

 

Best wishes and luck with your Explorer..

Dan


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:30 PM

Kudos to Piaget!

 

I have an Explorer, too, Jeffrey, and its objective is very good.  Sincere hopes yours is just as good or even better.  (If you're curious, I can forward an observing report I made with my own Jason, back during the 2003 Mars apparition.)

 

Best wishes and luck with your Explorer..

Dan

I put it on a couple of double stars including Castor and SHJ 70 and was not disappointed.  I also put it on Mars,  just a red-orange disk at this point.

 

Jeff
 



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Posted 05 May 2021 - 06:41 AM

I had the 60 Explorer out this morning set up along side my 127 Mak.  Looking at Jupiter the view was nearly identical.  The little scope performs well!

Jeff


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