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Konus 200 telescope mount

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I'm trying to locate a replacement part for the RA drive on my Konus 200 telescope. I need the axle for the manual control knob. This axle also has the drive gear and threads for the clutch mechanism. Konus doesn't respond to mym inquiries. Can you point me to a source for this part?

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Most of these German Equatorial mounts are sourced from various factories in China and are knockoffs of earlier Japanese models. Konus and other rebranders simply by a lot from one of the factories and do not provide parts or service support. If you have the Konus Newtonian telescope, (200 mm diameter (7.8"), focal 1000 mm.) with heavy-duty equatorial mount, I think that it's made by Jinghua. This is a pretty common mount (Meade sold it for a while and still sells a Jinghua as the LXD-75). Your best bet it to post a wanted ad on Cloudy Nights Classifieds. There are a few of us that keep inventories of spare parts from damaged equipment fro service and repairs. HTH, Geo.

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