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Introduction

This is a one-time procedure that cannot be changed once the shoe has been attached. Read through the whole guide before attaching your telrad shoe.

  1. Unscrew the two screws on the telrad shoe.  Don't not remove the screw, just loosen it enough for the next step. Unscrew the two screws on the telrad shoe.  Don't not remove the screw, just loosen it enough for the next step. Unscrew the two screws on the telrad shoe.  Don't not remove the screw, just loosen it enough for the next step.
    • Unscrew the two screws on the telrad shoe. Don't not remove the screw, just loosen it enough for the next step.

  2. Lift the telrad away from the telrad shoe. Lift the telrad away from the telrad shoe. Lift the telrad away from the telrad shoe.
    • Lift the telrad away from the telrad shoe.

  3. Before attaching the telrad shoe permanently, practice positioning it on the telescope tube. The front end of the shoe should be set back from lip of the telescope by roughly an inch. There are two bolts on the front end of the telescope.  The telrad shoe should be roughly centered between these bolts and be parallel to the main telescope tube.
    • Before attaching the telrad shoe permanently, practice positioning it on the telescope tube.

    • The front end of the shoe should be set back from lip of the telescope by roughly an inch.

    • There are two bolts on the front end of the telescope. The telrad shoe should be roughly centered between these bolts and be parallel to the main telescope tube.

  4. Turn to the base of the telrad shoe. Notice that there two strips of double sided tape.
    • Turn to the base of the telrad shoe.

    • Notice that there two strips of double sided tape.

  5. Peel the green and white backing off each strip of tape. Peel the green and white backing off each strip of tape. Peel the green and white backing off each strip of tape.
    • Peel the green and white backing off each strip of tape.

  6. You are now ready to permanently attach the telrad shoe to the telescope.  Once attached, the telrad shoe cannot be removed. Place the telrad shoe on the telescope, making sure that it is aligned with the tube as shown in Step 3.
    • You are now ready to permanently attach the telrad shoe to the telescope. Once attached, the telrad shoe cannot be removed.

    • Place the telrad shoe on the telescope, making sure that it is aligned with the tube as shown in Step 3.

    • Press down firmly on the telrad shoe so that the double stick tape adheres to the telescope tube.

Conclusion

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1212159. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

John Keller

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