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#1 jcrew

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:41 PM

I posted this in the refractor section, but thought I would see what I found out here as well. I hope that is okay?

I have the 8 inch dovetail plate that came with my mount. Unfortunately it is too long to accomodate putting some tube-rings on the EON80. I am also wanting to mount a ST80 on it as a guide scope.

Any suggestions for a different dovetail mounting plate? Please tell me your thoughts. Frustration of making this work is starting to set in... :tonofbricks: :grin:

Thank you,
Brad

#2 jcrew

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:43 PM

Oh...by too long I mean where the rings would fit on the OTA does not line-wup with any of the screw holes on the mounting plate.

Thanks,
Brad

#3 jcrew

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:55 PM

Well, I widened a hole in the dovetail mounting plate which allowed me to get the rings on the OTA. Next...aligning the bolt holes for the ST80 mounting plate.






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