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#1 SchrödingersCat

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

I have a need for some lightweight tube rings with a 10.3" ID. Now that Kens Rings is out of business, what are my options?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

Parallax Instruments sells rings. Don't know how lightweight the are.

http://www.parallaxi....com/index.html

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

Parallax make nice rings, but lightweight they are not! They will cause you to rethink your mounting options.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

Weight is exactly the problem with parallax. I have found these but I want to use them on a newt in a rotating ring affair so I am unsure as to their suitability. These might do but I am in the US and I don't know if I can get my hands on them.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

The last set of rings I got from TSS (Telescope Support Systems) - http://telescopesupp...stems.com/store . They are lightweight and very nicely made.
I believe their 9" scope rings fit tubes from 9.75" to 10.25"

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

I did see those rings PJ but I intend to use them on a newt with a wilcox ring meaning that the tension would either need to be spot on or adjustable. Care to comment?






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