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Re: Payload and Dec. knob adjustment on G-11


May 31, 2005

 


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#25792 May 31, 2005

Greetings - One of my fears is adjusting the declination knob

while the mount is loaded with my scope etc. and the whole

payload falling on that axis.

Is it safe to adjust this knob while mount is loaded (C-11) or do

you all remove the scope, adjust the dec. and re-mount the

scope?

In other words, is there enough strength and/or friction in the

dec. gear to hold the scope while adjusting the dec. knob?

Thanks for putting my fears to rest on this issue.

Granville



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#25793 May 31, 2005

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "swope4photo"

swope4photo@y...> wrote: > Greetings - One of my fears is adjusting the declination knob

> while the mount is loaded with my scope etc. and the whole

> payload falling on that axis.

> Is it safe to adjust this knob while mount is loaded (C-11) or do

> you all remove the scope, adjust the dec. and re-mount the

> scope?

> In other words, is there enough strength and/or friction in the

> dec. gear to hold the scope while adjusting the dec. knob?

> Thanks for putting my fears to rest on this issue.

> Granville



Assuming you mean the latitude adjustment, not only can it hold things

up while you adjust it, you must leave the gear mounted on it while

you adjust it - otherwise the weight of the equipment on the mount

will cause the mount to flex, affecting your polar alignment.



Laura Halliday VE7LDH "Que les nuages soient notre

Grid: CN89mg pied a terre..."

ICBM: 49 16.05 N 122 56.92 W - Hospital/Shafte



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#25810 Jun 1, 2005

If the OTA is balanced in Dec there is littel or no pressure on the

clutch in any case. regards Greg N



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "swope4photo"

swope4photo@y...> wrote: > Greetings - One of my fears is adjusting the declination knob

> while the mount is loaded with my scope etc. and the whole

> payload falling on that axis.



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