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RE: [Losmandy_users] Re: Polar alignment scope - reticle set screw hex size??


Oct 9, 2002

 


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#12236 Oct 9, 2002

The set screws have come loose on my polar finder scope, specifically

the one(s) that hold the reticle in place. Anyone know what size is

the setscrew and the hex key for it?



Thanks in advnace,

Leon Aslan



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#12249 Oct 9, 2002

Leon-



I have extra screws and an extra wrench I will let you have. (I

know a good screw is hard to find.) Call me.



Jim Benet

email: jimbenet@...







-----Original Message-----

From: socalastro [mailto:laslan@...]

Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 10:44 AM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Polar alignment scope - reticle set

screw hex

size??





The set screws have come loose on my polar finder scope,

specifically

the one(s) that hold the reticle in place. Anyone know what size

is

the setscrew and the hex key for it?



Thanks in advnace,

Leon Aslan







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#12254 Oct 9, 2002

--- In Losmandy_users@y..., "socalastro" laslan@e...> wrote: > The set screws have come loose on my polar finder scope,

specifically > the one(s) that hold the reticle in place. Anyone know what size is

> the setscrew and the hex key for it?



Hi Leon...



I can't really remember what size it is except that good luck finding

a hex key ;-) I think they are 0-80 or 1-72 set screws. I think I

got my hex key from a tool supplier. Forget the hardware stores...



I would suggest you put the scope in a frying pan if you think you

might want to take them out. Otherwise good luck finding them once

they are out.



Clear Skies,

Janice



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#12255 Oct 9, 2002

I found the allen wrench at my local Ace hardware. Had to look around a bit, but it was there. As I recall, the size is a .035" which isn't in the standard sets (minimum in these is .050".) They also had a .028" which was too small. They cost about $.50 each.



You might check a well stocked Ace for the set screws. Maybe even an electronics supply house. I don't know the size right off hand.



A note of caution though: it's reported to be *very* easy to crack the reticle if you tighten the screws just a bit too much, and the reticles are a little spendy to replace. A word to wise...



Jim Girard ----- Original Message -----

From: Janice Kreidel

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Polar alignment scope - reticle set screw hex size??





I can't really remember what size it is except that good luck finding

a hex key ;-) I think they are 0-80 or 1-72 set screws. I think I

got my hex key from a tool supplier. Forget the hardware stores...









[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#12258 Oct 10, 2002

I have the same issue, but more importantly, is the reticle going to be

misaligned after tightening? If so, how does one realign it properly?



David Corum



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#12260 Oct 10, 2002

David,



You might want to check this link out:



www.losmandy.com/pfinder.htm



Actually, it's kind of scary how similar your name is to the guy who

authored the above document. Maybe he's a long lost cousin who could

provide that elusive genealogical link to a Baron of the Magna

Carte :)



Regards,



--- In Losmandy_users@y..., DAVID CORUM davidcorum@c...> wrote:

> I have the same issue, but more importantly, is the reticle going

to be

> misaligned after tightening? If so, how does one realign it

properly?

>

> David Corum



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#12286 Oct 10, 2002

The hex wrench is 0.035". I will give you one tomorrow evening

along with the screws.



Jim Benet

OCA Outreach Coordinator

email: jimbenet@...

phone: (714) 693-1639

:-)







-----Original Message-----

From: Janice Kreidel [mailto:janicekreidel@...]

Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 11:18 PM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Polar alignment scope - reticle set

screw

hex size??



--- In Losmandy_users@y..., "socalastro" laslan@e...> wrote:

> The set screws have come loose on my polar finder scope,

specifically

> the one(s) that hold the reticle in place. Anyone know what

size is

> the setscrew and the hex key for it?



Hi Leon...



I can't really remember what size it is except that good luck

finding

a hex key ;-) I think they are 0-80 or 1-72 set screws. I think

I

got my hex key from a tool supplier. Forget the hardware

stores...



I would suggest you put the scope in a frying pan if you think

you

might want to take them out. Otherwise good luck finding them

once

they are out.



Clear Skies,

Janice





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