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#1 PAW

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:24 AM

I have a 130mm Celestron Starseeker and find the mount to be unusable. I like the telescope as a grab-n-go, but I want to get a new mount for it.

Problem is, I can't seem to find any tube rings that will fit this telescope. I was considering a SVP or even a VersaGo.

I may also use this mount for my 80mm Refractor.

Anyone know where I might be able to purchase the tube rings? Thanks...

#2 Tampa PI

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:30 AM

I have a Celestron C130. The tube should be the same size. I ordered 160MM rings from Canada, sky watcher, they were about 50 bucks.

#3 Tampa PI

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

Heres the link

http://www.astronomi...tem&ItemID=1246

#4 waassaabee

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:03 PM

Check Scope Stuff. I think I got the 6.3" rings for my 130SLT.

#5 Nordmann61

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

Hi Gary,
can I ask if you use tube rings to try to reduce damp time on your 130SLT? I am concidering tuberings with dovetailplate for my 130SLT, thinking it will reduce the shaking.
I think give in the 130SLT sheetmetal tube cause at least half of the shaking. The 102SLT, with a refractor with thicker aluminium walls, have almost no shaking in comparision.
Beside the 130SLT, I have a 90mm refrator on a NEQ3-2 mount.
I swapped the telescopes between the mounts, and mounted the 130SLT tube on the NEQ3-2. The 130SLT tube still shaked, almost as much as mounted on the SLT mount, clearly caused by give in the tubes sheetmetal walls.
When I placed my 90mm refractor with tuberings on the SLT mount, the shaking was almost nothing compared to the 130SLT tube.
So I will give tuberings a try to reduce the shaking and damp time.
I tried to measure the outside diameter of the 130SLTs tube with a ruler, but it not easy to get an accurate reading, I suspect it is 160mm. Was the 6.3" rings correct for your 130SLT? In case it is 160mm.
I also want to try to tube rings on my 130SLT to be able to turn the tube in the tube rings, to get the eyepiece in a comfortable position while seated, I prefer to sit on a chair when I observe.
Kind regards,
Nordmann61.






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