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-==== The kit arrives ​as three assemblies====+==== Parts List ==== 
 +The kit arrives ​in three pre-assembled parts:
   * 1) universal base plus mounting screws, 2) vertical bar, and 3) safety collar not yet positioned properly\\ ​   * 1) universal base plus mounting screws, 2) vertical bar, and 3) safety collar not yet positioned properly\\ ​
   * 4) cross support((At first glance, the cross support assembly is symmetrical,​ but upon closer inspection it is apparent that one axis is longer than the other. The short axis is nominally mounted on the vertical bar above the tightened collar. ​ If occasion requires, the orientation of the cross support assembly can be reversed.)) with handles for securing the bars\\ ​   * 4) cross support((At first glance, the cross support assembly is symmetrical,​ but upon closer inspection it is apparent that one axis is longer than the other. The short axis is nominally mounted on the vertical bar above the tightened collar. ​ If occasion requires, the orientation of the cross support assembly can be reversed.)) with handles for securing the bars\\ ​
   * 5) horizontal bar, 6) S-shaped arm, and 7) split ring clamp\\ ​   * 5) horizontal bar, 6) S-shaped arm, and 7) split ring clamp\\ ​
  
-==== Install the Post Mount: ​====+==== Procedure ​====
   - **Find mounting screws** - Identify the provided mounting screws appropriate for securing the base to your breadboard, either metric (M6 x 25 mm) or imperial (¼”-20 x 1”).   - **Find mounting screws** - Identify the provided mounting screws appropriate for securing the base to your breadboard, either metric (M6 x 25 mm) or imperial (¼”-20 x 1”).
   - **Mount the base assembly** - Mount the base and attached vertical bar to the optic table. In the x-axis of the optic table, the center of the base will optimally be less than ~200 mm from the center (optical axis) of the tube lens (however this is not a strict limitation). In the y-axis of the optic table, the center of the base is at minimum ~125 mm from the center of the split ring clamp that holds the tube lens.  The same base can be used on either metric or imperial breadboards. ​ Slots provide continuous adjustment in one axis but not the other.   - **Mount the base assembly** - Mount the base and attached vertical bar to the optic table. In the x-axis of the optic table, the center of the base will optimally be less than ~200 mm from the center (optical axis) of the tube lens (however this is not a strict limitation). In the y-axis of the optic table, the center of the base is at minimum ~125 mm from the center of the split ring clamp that holds the tube lens.  The same base can be used on either metric or imperial breadboards. ​ Slots provide continuous adjustment in one axis but not the other.
post_mount_setup.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/24 17:38 by melissa