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Alan White

What a great idea ADM

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The only thing I don’t like about the Farpoint is that the saddle clamp isn’t spring loaded so you have to make sure the jaws are spread apart before fitting the scope.. Minor inconvenience though.

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Maybe what we need are motorised knobs and voice activation so just place the scope in postion and say “Clamp scope” 🤔😁😁😁

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I've used a couple of layers of self-amalgamating tape on my particularly nasty Celestron CGEM mount knobs.

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2 hours ago, johninderby said:

Maybe what we need are motorised knobs and voice activation so just place the scope in postion and say “Clamp scope” 🤔😁😁😁

As long as there is a check that says "Are you sure ?" if you say "Unclamp scope" :smiley:

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You:  “Unclamp Scope”

Saddle Are you sure?

              Are you really, realy sure? 

              Are you absolutely positive?

              OK scope will be unclamped afer five minute delay

You:   ”Just jolly well release the scope....... NOW”

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"I'm sorry Dave but I'm afraid that I can't do that"

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3 hours ago, johninderby said:

Maybe what we need are motorised knobs and voice activation so just place the scope in postion and say “Clamp scope” 🤔😁😁😁

Alexa unclamp the scope 🤣

Dave

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Whatever make you have always have a safety stop on the front of the dovetail.

Dave

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7 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Alexa unclamp the scope 🤣

Dave

Fine until someone hacks nto your Alexa and unclamps your scope. 😁

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1 minute ago, johninderby said:

Fine until someone hacks nto your Alexa and unclamps your scope. 😁

That's why you need safety stops 😂

Dave

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Or you stand trying to recall Alexas name for 5 minutes and then say Angela release the thingy on the wotsit 😂

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