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Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4

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#1 lw24

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:07 AM

Hi all,

I'm going to replace my AZ3 mount with an AZ4 mount soon, but I'm not sure about how to mount my telescope to it.

My telescope is a Startravel 120 f/5, and it was supplied with tube rings. The AZ4 description says that "Telescopes attach to the mount via a standard Vixen-type dovetail bar". I don't have a dovetail bar, so what one should I buy?

Would one like this work?

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#2 watcher

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:19 AM

This is what you need. dovetail

#3 lw24

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:28 AM

I can't get that though, as I live in the UK. Could you find one that will work, that is in the UK?

#4 lw24

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:31 AM

Oops, don't worry, think I've found it in the UK: dovetail

Would the 8" one be fine?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:15 PM

Yes. For the short 120 the 8" is what you want.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:20 PM

Skywatcher also sell the exact same dovetail. It's slightly cheaper here: http://www.green-wit...ing_Plates.html


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