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    Just got my Orion 12 inch DOB go-to scope up and running this weekend and I must say what a great piece of machinery it is. I am looking into buying a barlow to use with my current EPs and I discovered that the Baader Carl Zeiss barlow comes with a compression ring to tighten down the EPs instead of thumb screws. I found myself unscrewing the wrong thumb screw to exchange 1.25 EPs and removing the 2'' to 1.25'' adapter instead of the 1.25'' EP. I know its not really a big deal but it got a bit annoying being the impacient bussy body person that I am. LOL. I did about a 10 min. search on the net looking for a adapter to go into my focuser that has a 2'' comperssion fitting to fit into my focuser as well as a 1.25'' adapter compression fitting for my 1.25 EPs. Im sure that the two inch to 1.25 inch adapter will have a thumb screw to secure it to the focuser but Im not sure. I know better to ask questions befor I do my reasearch, but there was just not alot of information poping up in the 10 min. search I did. When it comes to reading and reasearch on subjects I enjoy, I will take my time and not be so impacient and bussy boddied. LOL. Im about 99% sure this is not what Im looking for......Baader Planetarium 2" Clicklock Adapter for Astrophysics 2.7" Thread - OPT Telescopes. Thanks for any input.
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    Badder do a thmbscrewless diagonal but thats all the bits I have seen and they charge a pretty penny for it as well.

    Its a nice idea but the better advice I think is go slow and perfect patience The stars wont go anywhere in the extra few minutes you spend changing an eyepiece (and if they do you will have a lot more to worry about )

    It is a pain at times and sometimes I have done the same with various fittings but I like to take my time when out with the stars - theres no rush after all - no prizes for being first to change eyepieces.

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    Badder do a thmbscrewless diagonal but thats all the bits I have seen and they charge a pretty penny for it as well.

    Its a nice idea but the better advice I think is go slow and perfect patience The stars wont go anywhere in the extra few minutes you spend changing an eyepiece (and if they do you will have a lot more to worry about )

    It is a pain at times and sometimes I have done the same with various fittings but I like to take my time when out with the stars - theres no rush after all - no prizes for being first to change eyepieces.

    I think like when you learn to drive and at first you struggle to remember whcih pedal does what - it all comes quite naturally after time and practice.
    Very good advice.
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    Oh and ps - NEVER rush with a telescope or optics. Rushing leads to expensive accidents like dropped eyepieces, broken mounts, blown up GoTo controllers etc

    Take your time when your out there and enjoy the night and dont get into stress time when things dont go right. Its a hobby after all - you dont have a boss on your back asking why you havent found M13 yet

    I have just seen so much kit busted because people were in a hurry - patience is the elixir of astronomy.
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    Now that my go-to system is up and running I should take my time changing out eye pieces. I guess Im still in the hurry up and change the eye piece befor it gets out of the FOV mode. When I first got the scope the go-to system went out befor I got to try it out and I had nine people over that weekend looking in the scope. I was rushing them so I could re-center the objects in the scope. The extra cash for the go-to was well worth it. I would still like a compression fitting, but I figured I could just mark the thumbscrew that holds the 1.25 eye pieces to keep from loosening the 1.25 adapter.
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