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Rotating Rings for MN66

Started by cdculbertson, 01/06/2004 05:42PM
Posted 01/06/2004 05:42PM Opening Post
Hey Dave, Rob, Mark, et al,

I received my Parallax rotating rings last week and the fit was perfect! They appear to be very well made, though not quite as smooth in rotation as I thought that they would be. Joe provides instructions for loosening the rotation though, and once I did that I realized WHY they are set to require some effort to rotate them...just as soon as I put my binoviewer on the MN66 and it started rotating! So, I tightened them back up and all is well now.

BTW, the darn things are pretty heavy for sure. I am glad that I am using an Atlas mount for this thing now, though a G11 might be nice down the road.

Thanks to all for the advice on the way to making this purchase. I have to say that I agree with Mark; rotating rings are a necessity for any Newtonian design, and the percieved advantage to having a refractor on a GEM has flown out the window.

Doug
Midway, FL