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#1 Marker 24

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 07:41 AM

Good morning all.  Acquired this in a package with an LX200GPS.  Not sure if it's related to that scope, or even if it is Astronomy related.  Any help appreciated.

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 07:58 AM

It looks like a cutting blade or maybe a sanding attachment for an Oscillating Multi-Tool.


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Posted 24 November 2022 - 08:41 AM

An adhesive-backed, screw-mountable, no-purpose mystery knob for alleviating empty spaces on knobless places.


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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:25 AM

It's that thing that goes on the other thing for the third thing, obviously.


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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:34 AM

Does it go under the upper tripod spreader? I have no idea. 

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:38 AM

I don’t have anything like that for my LX200.

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 10:07 AM

It's a 3M....



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Posted 24 November 2022 - 10:20 AM

The label says "made exclusively for Macy's, NY". That and the 3M logo make me think it has nothing to do with 'scopes.



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Posted 24 November 2022 - 10:43 AM

It looks like a monitor stand, with sticky-backed adhesive (3M), to mount on a car dashboard for a security/backup camera

 

https://www.etrailer.../RVS-6139Q.html


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Posted 24 November 2022 - 10:49 AM

Looks like this:

 

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My guess is that a previous user had a monitor attached to the telescope mount. This bracket appears covered with some 3M material -- I doubt it is made by 3M. The holes may ride over bumps on the other parts of the bracket to allow you to fix the angle of viewing a certain way.

 

Just a guess.



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Posted 24 November 2022 - 11:00 AM

Looks like you nailed it.  Thanks.  P.S.  Also appreciate the several tongue-in-cheek humorous replies.



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Posted 24 November 2022 - 11:03 AM

Thanks.

 

Google Image search can be a good tool for stuff like this.




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