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    6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 05:36 -0300

    I ordered a 6x telescope for my AstraIIIb sextant.  Celestaire sent a Weems
    & Cassens scope.  The hold-down knob on the bolt that secures the telescope
    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 is
    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 threaded
    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{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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