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    Default Ouch....dropped my old 6" DSE...



    Help! I dropped 6" Orion Dob last night while coming in from the
    deck...broke one of the darn side bearings :-(

    Does anyone know where I can get a side bearing for a 6" Orion DSE?
    (It's the older, white sonotube model.) I've been all over the web and
    no luck. I'd like to make the repair with "original equipment" of
    course, but I'll settle for something that works and functions in the
    same way. The bearings are a black molded plastic and are 4 inches in
    diameter. Any thoughts or leads would be greatly appreciated. I may
    end up having to make a new pair from scratch, but I'd really like to
    replace with the something vintage. (Anybody have an old 6" DSE tube
    with the bearings still attached, just lying around in the
    basement...?)

    Mark

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    Default Ouch....dropped my old 6" DSE...

    >Does anyone know where I can get a side bearing for a 6" Orion DSE?

    I would contact Discovery Telescopes, they manufactured the Orion DSE's and
    sell various parts and accessories for DOBs.

    http://www.discovery-telescopes.com/accessories.html

    They sell 4 inch "Dobsonian Tube Bearings" for a 6 inch scope for $29 plus $4
    for shipping.

    jon isaacs

 

 

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