Re: [tmboptical] About the Povlick Maneuver
- Funny, Donald!
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Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [tmboptical] About the Povlick Maneuver
Could you, please, be kind enough to explain, in more detail,
how the Povlick Maneuver is done.
Step 1: Stand behind your telescope
Step 2: Grasp it firmly in the diaphragm area
Step 3: Pull toward your chest firmly and with power
Step 4: Your telescope should dispell what clogged it so it can breathe
- Hi Tim,
Yes, for years I have used the variation you mention, with the OTA
horizontal to the ground. If one person can handle the OTA your
method sounds best.
> >--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Guilherme de Almeida"
> > <guilhermedealmeida@c...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Could you, please, be kind enough to explain, in more detail,
> > how the Povlick Maneuver is done.
> This was in reference to how I was able to place the 228 on the
> > Step 1 :
> Take a deep breath, concentrate on what your doing, don't drop
> > Step 2:
> Manuever the weights on the West side of the mount, the CW shaft
> perpendicular to the ground. Place a ladder to hold the weights in
> this position.
> > Step 3:
> Rotate the DEC axis (rings) so they are perpendicular. to the
> i.e. straight up and down.in
> > Step 4:
> Bear hug the OTA holding it by the dew shield end with the dew cap
> place. One hand under the cell will keep it from slippingdownwards.
> the scope is vertical / perpendicular to the ground.shoulder,
> Step 5:
> Manuever OTA into rings, close tube rings and clamp.
> Step 6:
> You can breathe again.
> For the 152 and 175 sized scopes a varaition would be to point the
> rings directly away from Polaris. Hoist the OTA up on your
> almost in balance but with some weight to the front of you, holdingCWs)
> this with one hand, while the other arm wraps around the tube over
> your shoulder. Walk up to the mount from the back (opposite the
> and place the tube in the rings. Once in the rings, one just hasto
> clamp down one of them tight and your home free.mount
> Variation II -
> I've read where others do similar to the step 1-6 above but they
> the OTA with it horizontal to the ground instead of vertical.
> > Best Regards
> > Thanks
> > Guilherme de Almeida