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#76 norvegicus

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 12:10 PM

I agree with semlin, that's what I would do, make the rear thumbscrew hole into a slot, extending it toward the inside.  Use a round file like a chainsaw file, or a drill with side pressure.  


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#77 semlin

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 12:29 PM

maybe we need a "how do i fix this" thread?


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Posted 15 April 2022 - 12:49 PM

Just started one… apologies to the Moderators to raking this off topic
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#79 jragsdale

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 03:35 PM

I'm looking for the B-2 Styrofoam insert for a Sears 6344. 

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Posted 15 April 2022 - 05:38 PM

Looking for a Celestron #93515 single axis RA drive for an older CG3 equatorial. This is the kind that drives the 2" spur gear attached to the RA worm gear and doesn't connect directly to the shaft.

 

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 12:21 PM

I will soon be needing components for a Meade series 400 refractor.

 

Missing the original mount I do know, and what ever else is needed I'll be posting later.

What ever you have will be of interest, so dig into your forgotten boxes, etc. grin.gif

 

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#82 Mountaineer370

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 07:24 AM

I'm looking for the front objective lens cover (dust cap) for a Celestron/Vixen C102F refractor.  When I bought mine several years ago, that part was missing, and a Lens Coat hoodie has done a nice job of protecting it, but I sure would like the OE cap.



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Posted 29 April 2022 - 06:27 AM

I'm looking for a Unihex and also a finder for a Unitron 114.



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Posted 29 April 2022 - 08:32 AM

All - this thread is specifically for asking for parts, bits and bobs, pieces, etc. and should NOT be used to ask for a complete telescope/mount/unicorns/etc. That kind of stuff goes to the Classifieds in a want ad.

 

Basically, "keep it real and be realistic" here with your asks, and remember that we're testing this thread as it's a first for CN, and are watching the responses closely

 

Thanks!


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#85 Simon Alderman

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Posted 30 April 2022 - 06:08 AM

Hello everyone! I’m looking for the azimuth knob and shaft for a Unitron 114 mount. I purchased the mount last year from a much loved member here. He fabbed up a great solution though I wouldn’t mind finding the original part.
Thanks for reading! 


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#86 jragsdale

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Posted 30 April 2022 - 10:30 AM

Any spare Swft 831 Dust caps or manuals out there? 

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 08:54 AM

I recently received a Unitron Model 150 with the old style Alt-Az yoke mount...in good shape except that two of the tripod legs are missing the pins where the wooden shelf/spreader mounts to the tripod...

 

Each pin end is threaded to receive what looks to be a circular nut with holes for a spanner wrench to tighten them...any donation or info as to where I can find them will be much appreciated!

 

thanks, John,



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Posted 02 May 2022 - 03:50 PM

Does anyone have a spare focuser knob for an edmund astroscan?  Mine only has one...



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Posted 04 May 2022 - 03:22 PM

Anyone have a focuser like tthis not in use you would part with?

This one's alright,  but could be improved. 

 

Clear Skies. 

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 08:32 PM

Looking for a Unitron part for the 60mm altaz tripod.  The little metal bracket that goes on the top of the lower leg section.  A chain hooks to it to keep the legs from spreading.  Only need one.  Thanks.

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 06:45 AM

Looking for a Unitron part for the 60mm altaz tripod.  The little metal bracket that goes on the top of the lower leg section.  A chain hooks to it to keep the legs from spreading.  Only need one.  Thanks.

So THAT'S how it works! :)

 

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 11:58 AM

That bracket is for the metal tray.  It has a slot that slips over the tab on ends of the "arms".   I'll see if I can get a picture of mine when I get home and post it.  You'll find that a chain probably won't stay on that tab of the bracket.



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Posted 05 May 2022 - 05:49 PM

I have the same bracket on my 50mm model 105's. Mine came with chains and I've seen a chain used on others. The chains on mine have matched the kind in other pictures. This is not an official chain claim. Maybe the chain was a popular common replacement variety for frequently lost arms. Somewhere there is a chain for an arm and a leg. Ouch.


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#94 Jbracing17

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 06:45 PM

Hello and thanks for this column. I am in need of one Vixen focuser plastic knob. They seem to be on many scopes by Celestron ,Orion that were manufactured  by Vixen. The one I have is a Orion VX-80. Do not need the screw.  Thank You.

 

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#95 mdowns

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 11:03 AM

Hello and thanks for this column. I am in need of one Vixen focuser plastic knob. They seem to be on many scopes by Celestron ,Orion that were manufactured  by Vixen. The one I have is a Orion VX-80. Do not need the screw.  Thank You.

Does it look like this? approx 1.5" across

 

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This is a vixen plastic knob from a tasco 8V   If it works I'm happy to send it to you


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#96 norvegicus

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 11:38 AM

If you look on the other side, Vixen knobs will have a V mark...



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 02:04 PM

This is a vixen knob,with the V marked inside.I just don't know if it's a match to what J needs.



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 03:04 PM

I wasn't doubting its authenticity, just remarking on the cool tidbit of the internal V.  wink.gif

 

I also grew a collection of 1.25" drawtube plugs with Vs on them because they look cool.  Now I've moved on to the Takahashi aluminum ones because they are even cooler looking...

 

 


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Posted 11 May 2022 - 10:39 AM

I'm looking for the original .965" visual back for a Sears 6335 76/1200.  I thought it was in the box when I put the scope in storage nine years ago but apparently the gremlins got it.  BTW, this is the pale green one.


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Posted 11 May 2022 - 03:53 PM

I'm looking for the original .965" visual back for a Sears 6335 76/1200.  I thought it was in the box when I put the scope in storage nine years ago but apparently the gremlins got it.  BTW, this is the pale green one.

The haint blue 6335 Sears (it exists!) ? That will be hard to find, but I found a paint that is a good match for my 6344 - with some mixing in of white it will be an excellent match. I plan to repair a scratch on my 6344. There is also a really pale 6336, same OTA, different color - and a silver and black 6335. The haint blue one was transitional between the silver and black one and the haint blue 6344. Should be easy enough to find the black Tasco 10TE visual back, same OTA. It's phenolic and will take paint nicely.

 

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