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The Azimuth Dial isn't firmly attached cause altitude cannot be fixed to an angle

I am stuggling with fixing the Altitude. the problem is that, the Azimuth Dial isn't firmly attached, there is a slight gap between Azimuth Dial the under layer where the knob is attached to it, the gap is small but enough for the Altitude varys forth and back about 3 degrees, so after I locked the Altitute with the "altitude lock knob", the tube isn't fixed to that angle, it will fallback 2~3 degree due to the gap, the aimed target is then completely missed.

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Most of the small telescopes setting circles really cannot be used to find anything--- just not accurate enough---

Try using a star chart -- and star hopping --- to what you want to see.

A free monthly star chart is available at :

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