Re: Length of Dovetail Plate


Jan 7, 2004

 


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#3722 Jan 7, 2004

The TEC140 comes with a light and short 9" dovetail, primarily to

allow for retraction of the dewcap. Is everyone please with this

short plate? Are you experiencing flex or instability? Others may

prefer the weight adjustment value of being able to slide a longer

plate for and aft for weight distribution.

I like the compactness and lightness of the short TEC plate but

interested in what others have found.

Any thoughts???



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#3723 Jan 7, 2004

I have had no problems with the 9" plate in terms of flexure or

instability. It has been fine. I am "new" at imaging with a CCD

camera, but the issues in my images relate entirely to the precision

of my polar alignments and not to the plate attaching the telescope

to the mount.



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