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#1 mgbomholt

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

a wedge for my LX90 10" will cost me about 1000$ here in denmark,so i planing to make it myself.can i attach the mount on the wedge with only the big halfinch bolt in the centre of the mount ? will that be strong enough ?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:56 AM

It probably won't work. As the telescope tracks around the RA axis, the single bolt will not keep it from rotating around the single attachment point. You will need at least two attachment points.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:59 PM

thanks for your answer.i thik it could be important to have a bolt in the top of the wegdeplate to take the moment of force from the telescope.otherwise i will not be able to sleep at night.it would be a disaster if it breaks off!




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