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Securing the scope, 



    
        

            Alf Jacob Nilsen

Securing the scope

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There are reports that the bolts holding the scope's dovetail plate on iOptron's CEM60 EC can loosen if the temperature varies. Loose bolts can be fatale, at least to the scope :).

Here in southern Norway temperature really fluctuates from +25C in summer to -20C in winter. The dovetail plate on my GSO 10''RC lacks safty bolts like thos Losmandy plates have. I mounted two thin, but very strong nylon ropes like shown on the photo to secure the scope. They will prevent the scope from sliding more than 2-3 cm back or forth and in worst case prevent catastrophy.

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Alf Jacob Nilsen
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Securing the scope, 



    
        

            Alf Jacob Nilsen