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#1 Starhuckster

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

My mini hitch just arrived and my attempts to get my Baader Skysurfer V have been met with total failure. The plate for the finder doesn't allow any kind of attachment, as far as I can tell, and it won't mount to the scope. It was no sweat to pop it onto my C8, but an 80mm refractor, not so much.

I like this finder, it would stink to have to get another. Any suggestions?

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#2 wormstar

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

Double sided tape?

#3 Starhuckster

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

I'm about ready to try that, duct tape would almost match the aluminum, but it might not look right on the finder.

I guess I'm hoping someone out there has this mount and this finder and figured this out. Worst case, I get a different finder and I'm also open to suggestions in that regard.

#4 swsantos

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:54 AM

I use the Skysurfer III into an Orion Vixen shoe attached to my Mini Hitch. I like it because it's easily adjustable without tools for the different scopes I use on it.

#5 Starhuckster

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:12 PM

Well, I figured it out. It took a screw and wing nut through the center of the base. Seems to be a completely adequate solution.






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