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Orion AstroView Equitorial Mount w/RA drive system

Started by johnbtrask, 07/15/2021 09:41PM
Posted 07/15/2021 09:41PM | Edited 07/15/2021 09:43PM Opening Post
I purchase an Orion Astro View Equitorial Mount w/RA drive system forĀ  my Apertura 6" f/5 Newtonian this past spring, and I'm very happy with it's performance. I HAVE ONE QUESTION: I would like to quickly disconnect the drive motor from the .250" RA shaft in order to manually adjust the RA.(Orion suggests loosening the set screw on the coupler but its not always rotated to an ideal location to access the set screw). I'm trying to find a sliding coupling or some such thing that would allow me to accomplish this easily. Does anyone have any know of any such device or have any ideas?