iOptron 6002, 6001 User Manual

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900X70 Refractor Telescope

Instruction Manual

For products #6001 & #6002

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Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents ............................................................................................................

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1.

Telescope Assembly....................................................................................................

3

 

1.1. 900X70 Assembly Terms.......................................................................................

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1.2. Telescope Assembly..............................................................................................

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2.

Understanding Celestial Motion and Coordinates .......................................................

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3.

Getting Started ............................................................................................................

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3.1. Selecting an Eyepiece...........................................................................................

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3.2. Focusing Telescope...............................................................................................

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3.3. Aligning Finderscope:............................................................................................

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3.4. Balancing the Telescope .......................................................................................

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3.5. Polar Alignment of the Equatorial mount ...............................................................

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4.

Using the Telescope ..................................................................................................

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4.1. Getting familiar with you mount and telescope....................................................

10

 

4.2. Star observation ..................................................................................................

10

 

4.3. Observation Tips .................................................................................................

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4.4. How to use setting circles....................................................................................

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4.5. Calculating the Power .........................................................................................

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5.

Maintenance..............................................................................................................

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6.

Technical Specifications ............................................................................................

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IOPTRON ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ..............................................................

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1.Telescope Assembly

1.1.900X70 Assembly Terms

RA Axis

DEC Axis

 

Figure 1. 900X70

(1). Accessory holder tray

(18). Counterweight

(2). Aluminum tripod

(19). Counterweight safety washer

(3). Leg lock brackets

(20). Counterweight locking knob

(4). Tripod base

(21). Equatorial mount head

(5). Diagonal mirror

(22). Lens cell

(6). Eyepiece

(23). Azimuth adjustment knob

(7). Finderscope bracket

(24). Latitude adjustment knob

(8). Finderscope

(25). Eyepiece holder tube

(9). Finderscope collimation screws

(26). Focusing knob

(10). Scope mounting ring

(27). Right ascension control cable

(11). Main optical tube

(28). Declination control cable

(12). Declination locking knob

(29). Sunshade

(13). Declination setting circle

(30). Sliding inner tripod leg extension

(14). Right ascension locking knob

(31). Leg extension locking knob

(15). Right ascension gear

(32). Tripod leg bolts

(16). Right ascension setting circle

(33). Front lens dust cap

(17). Counterweight shaft

 

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Figure 2. Parts List

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1.2. Telescope Assembly

The numbers in brackets refer to the keys shown in Figures 1 & 2.

1.Unpack and identify the components of your telescope using the list shown in previous page.

2.Take the tripod legs (2) out of the package. Make sure the locking knobs (31) are tightened.

(31)

3. Mount three tripod's legs (2) to the tripod base

(4) using the three long tripod leg bolts (32) with their washers and wing nuts. Make sure that the three hinged leg lock brackets (3) are facing inside (as shown in figure. 1 )

Tripod base (4)

6. Insert the base of the equatorial mount head into the hole of the tripod base (4) and secure it using azimuth adjustment knob (23). Make sure the right ascension (R.A.) gear (21) is below the R.A.

setting circle (13).

R.A. setting circle (13)

Equatorial mount

Head (15)

R.A. gear (21)

Azimuth Adjustment

knob (23)

7. Put the optical tube mounting (10) onto the equatorial mount and secure it using 2 supplied hex head screws.

Tripod leg bolts and nuts (32)

4. Stand the telescope's tripod mount upright by spreading the tripod's legs out uniformly. Attach the accessory holder tray (1) to the leg lock brackets (3) using the short screws and wing nuts supplied.

Short screw

Accessory tray (1)

 

Leg lock brackets (3)

5. Unlock the tripod leg extension locking knob (31). Extend tripod legs to desired height and lock the leg locks afterwards.

8. Slide counterweight (18) onto the counterweight shaft (17) and secure the counterweight by tightening the counterweight locking knob (20). Screw counterweight shaft (17) onto the base of the declination (Dec) axis on the equatorial mount. Once this shaft is firmly in place, release the locking knob (20), adjust the counterweight up some 50 mm from the end of the shaft and retightening the locking knob (20).

Counter weight is heavy. Please handle with care to avoid injury!

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