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New C11 Dovetail fitting

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Hi all,

Tried Scopes and Space by email to no avail so i hope you can help me. As a newbie I am totally out of my depth so bear with me.

I bought a Celestron C11 with a CG5 tripod last year and whilst i was starting to get the hang of Polar alignment, FOV etc I found the CG5 was not up to the job. I have now obtained a CGEM DX mount/Tripod and thus have had to change the dovetail on the C11. My question is about the correct fitting.

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What is the purpose of the third handled screw in the middle of the Dovetail?





Should I also remove the third screw on the C11 to fit the handled screw?
I didn't want to remove it in case it is holding a mirror / lens?

Your advice is greatly appreciated

Many thanks

Sean
(Castletown, Co Laois)
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Replied by carlobeirnes on topic New C11 Dovetail fitting

Hi Seany,

Carl here from Scopes and Space. First of all let me apologize if your email was missed as it has been a very busy couple of weeks. Please do not remove the third as its part of the 6 sets screws that hold on the mirror casing on. If you are unsure you can call me on my mobile 086 3000518 and I’ll talk you through it. I’ll have a chat with the lads to see why your email was missed.

Clear Skies,

Carl.
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Replied by Seany on topic New C11 Dovetail fitting

Thanks Carl,
Good job I didn't remove it then !
I'll give you a ring on Tuesday if that's ok?
Sean
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