Rotating Newt OTA within Tube Rings

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Rotating Newt OTA within Tube Rings

Post by gfletcher »

Hi Guys
What are the tricks to make rotating the newtonian OTA within the tube rings during an observing session an easy operation?
I seem to have so much difficulty rotating the OTA even with the tube clamps loosened.
Is there any method to make this a less frictionless manouvere?
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Re: Rotating Newt OTA within Tube Rings

Post by skyhawk »

That is all you can do
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Re: Rotating Newt OTA within Tube Rings

Post by brian livesey »

It helps if handles are attached to the 'scope to pull it round into position.
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