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Re: Public observing and expensive equipment

Started by jadamslh, 01/13/2003 10:00AM
Posted 01/13/2003 10:00AM Opening Post
OTOH, I was setting up my 10" Meade LX 6 at our Elementary school. I was talking to some fifth graders as I put the scope on the wedge when the scope broke loose and dropped. One of the kids caught it! Disaster averted, I discovered that the adapter plate [peculiar to certain LX 6's]attached to the scope with a flimsy plastic knob, which had broken, leaving the adapter firmly attached to the wedge. What a brilliant design! Three bolts holding a fifteen dollar plate, and a 1/4-20 plastic headed bolt holding the scope.
But for the quick reactions of a kid, I'd be scopeless, so they're not all horror stories.