Re: What is this and how do I use it? #EXOS2

Wes Mcdonald

I leave mine off. I like to remove the entire assembly when I knock down the tripod.  Always viewed those things as a major PITA.


On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 9:17 AM Jennifer Shelly via <> wrote:

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It appears you have an EXOS-2 mount.  This is a c-clip and it is used to hold the threaded bar in the center column of the tripod that is used to tighten the mount to the tripod.  There should be a flat space on the threaded bar that does not have threads.  This is where you push the c-clip on.  If done right it will allow the threaded bar to hang without the mount head attached.

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts: ES PMC-8 G-11, PMC-8 EXOS-2, PMC-8 iEXOS-100, Meade LX850
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100 f/7.5, N208CF f/3.9 / Askar FRA400 f/5.6, FRA600 f/5.6 / Meade LX850 10” ACF f/8 / QHY Mini Guide Scope f/4.3 / Solomark F60 Guide Scope f/3.6
Cameras: QHY600M, 128C, 168C, 183M, 5III174C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5, High Res Stepper, V2 Mini Controller / Baader SteelTrack NT, SteelTrack SC, SteelDrive II, UFC, 2” LRGBSHO CCD / Optolong 2" L-Pro, L-eNhance, L-Extreme, 1.25” LRGBSHO CCD / QHY CFW3-L, CFW3-S, OAG-M / Primaluce Lab Sesto Senso 2
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight / Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Elements

Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100, ESG11
ES ED 127+MoonLite Focuser, 10" LX200GPS+ MoonLite focuser+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified, ASI071 cooled OSC, ASI MM290 guide camera
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired

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