Modifying mount for bigger telescope
Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:13 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:41 PM
I do not think your mount will work with a bigger telescope; and if it is the size I think it is, it will defiantly not work with an 8" reflector, although it may hold a small CAT.
IF you were to use your mount you would need tube rings and a dovetail plate to fasten a telescope to it. (Note: links are to illustrate product - you will need to size the component to your application)
Although the focal lengths are not the same, buying this telescope as an OTA will only save you $20 over buying this telescope. I am not recommending any telescope brand or telescope size but simply pointing out if you don't mind a Dobsonian mount you will find the complete scope relatively inexpensive compared to the OTA. If you are trying to save money (always a wise idea) then consider buying used.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:50 AM
This WON'T work.
Get a bigger mount.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:37 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:32 AM