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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Never dropped any gear, yet.
But I have smacked scopes a against door jams :(
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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It's definatly not old people that design these things. My 2 inch diagonal has no groove for the thumb screws to lock into and it can just slide straight out ... its definatly a heart stopper. I've put slots in the thumb screws so I can nip it up with a screwdriver but then Im scared I'll strip the thread haha .... I'm a thumbling expert.... its all part of growing old... Phill
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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helicon wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:42 pm Pheww! Keep in mind that this procedure is easier with two people.
Been there... Done that.:) Not fun.

Glad you held on to that puppy.

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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Kind of an old thread (almost a year old), but had a similar experience with the AR127 and T2 a few years back. In the dark I didn't get it seated in the saddle quite right and started to let go and it tried to roll out toward me. Fortunately I still had my hand on the handle of the cradle and I caught it.

Also have had a couple of dobs tip over through my own fault. I had to hammer out the metal tube on one of them because it fell on the garage floor landing on the RACI which dented the tube where the finder attaches. So had to take off the trim ring and re-shape it a little (make it round again) then laid a cloth on the inside of the OTA where it bulged inward and using a small hammer tapped the dents back out. Got it good enough that the RACI sits level again and can be aimed properly. This stuff happens to most everyone at some point. But we just carry on. :)
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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put a safety bolt at the end of the dovetail bar on the scope, mainly the front end , you can even secure camer setup ect with 0.5mm wire rope to prevent it having a disater if you havn't secured it in the focuser properly .

i don't trust hand tight and knobs . i do my stuff up with allen keys or vice grips ...
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Chich wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:48 pm Did it happen just the other day? sorry, couldn't pass it up :)
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At the old Astronomy Forum, there were strict rules about "necroposting." Here, we are much more forgiving.

However, I'd say it's much better to start a new thread than resurrect one that is almost a year old. Keeps the conversation fresh and alive. Just my two cents.
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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I think you mean "dos pesos".
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Voyageur wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:31 pm At the old Astronomy Forum, there were strict rules about "necroposting." Here, we are much more forgiving.
We are such a new site that "Necroposting" is not yet quite an issue. It will probably take a while before we start paying attention to that.
Voyageur wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:31 pm However, I'd say it's much better to start a new thread than resurrect one that is almost a year old. Keeps the conversation fresh and alive.
I do very much agree with this though.

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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Dang, I thaught this thread was made yesterday!! It's over a year old!!
scopes :gso/bintel f4 12"truss tube, bresser messier ar127s /skywatcher 10'' dob,meade 12'' f10 lx200 sct
cameras : asi 1600mm-c/asi1600mm-c,asi120mc,prostar lp guidecam, nikkon d60, sony a7,asi 290 mm
mounts : eq6 pro/eq8/mesu 200 v2
filters : 2'' astronomik lp/badder lrgb h-a,sII,oIII,h-b,Baader Solar Continuum, chroma 3nm ha,sii,oiii,nii,rgb,lowglow,uv/ir,Thousand Oaks Solar Filter,1.25'' #47 violet,pro planet 742 ir,pro planet 807 ir,pro planet 642 bp ir.
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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yobbo89 wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:50 amI thaught this thread was made yesterday!! It's over a year old!!
Calendars must run differently south of the equator.
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Re: I Almost dropped my Scope

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Well, "necroposting" aside, this showed up in my "New Posts" list on Nov 1 2020.
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