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    Default Bolt stuck



    I own a Celestron cpc 800. I sought to remove the scope from the tripod, but one of the mounting bolts was still screwed in. I seem to have bent or jammed the bolt, and now it’s stuck. Any suggestions? Where could I find a blow up of the tripod?

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    Default Re: Bolt stuck

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    Default Re: Bolt stuck

    Hello and welcome to the forums Dave.
    I assume you are meaning one of the three mounting bolts is bent and not the central bolt that also holds the leg spreader?
    First you will need to remove the tripod legs where they attach to the upper plate.
    You can either lay the whole set up on a table (place pillows under the telescope so it does not roll) and remove the three leg bolts or hold the telescope while a friend removes the bolts for you.
    You should be able to have better access to the get at the bolt. A 6" pipewrench or locking spanner should be able to remove the bolt if it is not bent badly.
    If it is quite bent it may be easier to cut the bolt (dremel), remove the top plate and then remove the rest of the bolt.

    I hope that helps, I have had to do similar things to EQ mounts when people over tighten altitude bolts.
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    Default Re: Bolt stuck

    Thanks! I was thinking the same. Going forward I will be more careful. It’s a shame because the skies have been clear all week. Rare for Florida in summer!

 

 

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