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#1 Planetech

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:22 AM

My big question is how to tighten the latitude lock so it is tight enough to not loosen on its own.  Seems it tightens ok but just a little inadvertent pressure and it flops down. 



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

On the side of the mount away from the counterweights, which for someone in the northern hemisphere would be on the south side of the mount, there is a bolt with a sliding tee handle that you screw in to support the latitude angle.  You use that screw to make your adjustments, then tighten the  other adjustment to hold things in place enough to keep the mount from flopping around.

 

Hope this helps.  Let me know if this is confusing and I will try again.

 

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:59 PM

Thanks Bill. I'm aware of that but it loosens easily and rotates down. Just wondering if there was some trick you knew of to increase the pressure or friction. I'm good. Really enjoying the 130eq and
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:01 PM

I am not sure what the bolt size is or the thread pitch, but if you could find a nut that will go on it, you could use that as a locking mechanism.  I have not had that problem, but differences from scope to scope in the introductory lines is fairly common.

 

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