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Re: Piggyback camera mounting problem (C9.25")


Jan 5, 2001

 


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#1857 Jan 5, 2001

I just got the Losmandy piggyback camera mount kit for my C9.25" and

seem to have run into a problem putting it on. Apparently the older versions

of the C9.25" had two screws on top of the assembly in front and in back. Mine

only has two screws in the back and one in the front making it impossible to

mount the second curved plate which attaches to the 18" rail (since

the rail attaches

to that single, middle screw location). I experienced the same problem with my

C9.25" dovetail plate as well, but in that case a single screw at the

top worked

out even though it was supposed to be fastened with two). Anyone run into this

problem and come up with a work around? One possibility I can think of is to

find the same size screw that attaches the rail to the curved plate, but longer

so it drives through the plate and into the assembly. I might check Home Depot

for that size since I know they carry the same type of machine screws. Maybe

if I can find a long one I can saw it off to the exact needed size. Thanks

for any hints...



--

Roth Ritter

DNA Communications

www.dnadesign.com

web design - multimedia - print



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#1908 Jan 7, 2001

Hi Roth,



I had a similiar problem and posted my complaint late last month to

this newsgroup.



I have the Ultima C9.25 and I also have 1 rounded screw at the

corrector place and 2 rounded screws at the primary mirror.



I had purchased the WSC11/M10/C9.25 Counterweight system and the rail

that they had bundled w/ the kit was only 17.25" and should have been

a full 18" as described in their marketing literature. It needs to

be 18" to reach the two primary mirror screw holes. There is an

additional recessed screw at the primary end but that one can't be

removed -- it is held into place w/ a nut on the inside of the tube.



I bought mine from Pocono's West and sent it back to them. They said

that Losmandy would ship out the correct one but that it would take

weeks. Sigh.



I mounted a Type-D dovetail mount (for piggybacking) to the tube top

and don't recall having any problem w/ the mounting.



I don't know what to do either. I can't believe that this problem was

never caught and properly addressed before.



If you could, measure your rail length and see if its really 18" or

17.25.



I'd really like to know of your solutions.



Much thanks,



Cary



email: cptnsulu@...

--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Roth Ritter rritter2@b...> wrote:

> I just got the Losmandy piggyback camera mount kit for my C9.25" and

> seem to have run into a problem putting it on. Apparently the older

versions

> of the C9.25" had two screws on top of the assembly in front and in

back. Mine

> only has two screws in the back and one in the front making it

impossible to

> mount the second curved plate which attaches to the 18" rail (since

> the rail attaches

> to that single, middle screw location). I experienced the same

problem with my

> C9.25" dovetail plate as well, but in that case a single screw at

the

> top worked

> out even though it was supposed to be fastened with two). Anyone

run into this

> problem and come up with a work around? One possibility I can think

of is to

> find the same size screw that attaches the rail to the curved

plate, but longer

> so it drives through the plate and into the assembly. I might check

Home Depot

> for that size since I know they carry the same type of machine

screws. Maybe

> if I can find a long one I can saw it off to the exact needed size.

Thanks

> for any hints...

>

> --

> Roth Ritter

> DNA Communications

> www.dnadesign.com

> web design - multimedia - print



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#1926 Jan 8, 2001

Hi Roth,



I had a similiar problem and posted my complaint late last monthto

this newsgroup.



I have the Ultima C9.25 and I also have 1 rounded screw at the

corrector place and 2 rounded screws at the primary mirror.



I had purchased the WSC11/M10/C9.25 Counterweight system and therail

that they had bundled w/ the kit was only 17.25" and should havebeen

a full 18" as described in their marketing literature.�� Itneeds to

be 18" to reach the two primary mirror screw holes.�� Thereis an

additional recessed screw at the primary end but that one can't be

removed -- it is held into place w/ a nut on the inside of thetube.



I bought mine from Pocono's West and sent it back to them.�� Theysaid

that Losmandy would ship out the correct one but that it wouldtake

weeks. Sigh.



I mounted a Type-D dovetail mount (for piggybacking) to the tubetop

and don't recall having any problem w/ the mounting.



I don't know what to do either. I can't believe that this problemwas

never caught and properly addressed before.



If you could, measure your rail length and see if its really 18"or

17.25.



I'd really like to know of your solutions.



Much thanks,



Cary

email:cptnsulu@...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one then. My rail for the WSC11/M10/C9.25 piggybackkit is indeed 18". I finally got it mounted, but onlybecause I saved a screw that came outof the bottom of the tube (at the corrector end) when installingmy dovetail plate. Thedifference between the screw that was supplied with the kit andthe one I saved is thatthe one I saved was twice as long; long enough to go through therail, curved plate, andinto the tube housing. If I hadn't saved it, I would haveprobably had a hard time findingthe right one. I think I'll drop an email to Scott about it, justto make sure he's awarethat there is a fitting problem with the newer tubes.

--

Roth RitterDNA Communicationswww.dnadesign.comweb design - multimedia -print







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#2321 Jan 25, 2001

--- In Losmandy_users@egroups.com, Roth Ritter rritter2@b...> wrote: > if I can find a long one I can saw it off to the exact needed size.

Thanks > for any hints...

>

> --

> Roth Ritter

> DNA Communications

> www.dnadesign.com

> web design - multimedia - print

I just read this post so I'm probably late but I bought the rail and

counter weight set I think it was from Orion or Astronomics but all I

did was put one screw through the front and it works fine

Ian



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