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#1 d*..*b

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:55 AM

does anyone know where i could find an example of a nexstar mount that has been modified to allow the scope full altitude rotation? thanks

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:54 PM

If you are talking about the Nexstar SLT all you have to do is build a mini pier for it so that the scope doesn't ru into the tripod.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 02:51 AM

ok....so it's a matter of extending the base? is there something extending the fitting at the arm (dovetail joint) also? thanks for the help trev!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

Hi db,
There is no extension on the dovetail, the factory bracket works fine.
There are a few ways to make a pier, if you want some detailed instructions with pics PM me.






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