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original NEXSTAR 8 scope on backwards?

Discussion in 'Telescopes and Mounts' started by squeege3000, Nov 14, 2018.

original NEXSTAR 8 scope on backwards?

Started by squeege3000 on Nov 14, 2018 at 12:35 PM

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  1. squeege3000

    squeege3000 Well-Known Member

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    i just picked up very good condition NEXSTAR 8, from 2001. Very limited software controls. alignment is either 2 star or auto align. when i use autoalign, scope begins to point downward, not upward. also, the directional buttons for up and down on hand controller are opposite. seems that scope is on mount backwards. Doesn't use dovetail, but funky screwed in thin plate. don't know if i can disassemble easily. nexstar8.jpg Any experience on this?
     
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    oops. tube just spins around to face right way. no need to unbolt. question answered!
     
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    A nice looking telescope, I have the manual for it if you need one.
     

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