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    Re: 6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 07:17 -0400

    The 6 x 30 scope you received should have been marked Cassens & Plath, not
    Weems & Plath. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    The knob you refer to has a screw on its end which secures it to the shaft.
    Take the knob off and add one or more small washers to make up the
    difference. Re-install the knob.
    That should work, until KG returns with a better answer.
    Joel Jacobs
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jim Thompson" 
    Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 4:36 AM
    Subject: 6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    > I ordered a 6x telescope for my AstraIIIb sextant.  Celestaire sent a
    > & Cassens scope.  The hold-down knob on the bolt that secures the
    > to the sextant frame does not screw down all the way to grip the telescope
    > securely, so it is quite loose.  The tab that the hold-down knob pinches
    > 1/16" thinner on the 6x telescope than on the standard 3.5x telescope that
    > came with the AstraIIIb, and the bolt for the hold-down knob is not
    > far enough.  The expert at Celestaire who can resolve this is away.  Does
    > anyone have any insight to this problem? Maybe I could just build up the
    > empty space with a couple of stainless washers?  Thanks.
    > Jim Thompson
    > jim2@jimthompson.net
    > www.jimthompson.net
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