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#1 pjglad

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Currently, I have an Orion RDF (Orion EZ Finder Deluxe II Telescope Reflex Sight) at the 1:00 position on my CPC800. I would like to mount it at the 12:00 position, but the holes are spaced to far apart for the base. Any suggestions? Thanks.

#2 MikeBOKC

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

Those centerline screws on the CPCs are for mounting a dovetail plate for piggybacking photo gear or a small refractor. I suppose you could just use one hole and snug the RDF down real tight, or maybe try some double-sided adhesive like what some people use to mount a Telrad. I'm curious why you would want it center-mounted, as finders offset to one side or the other seem easier to use that the neck-cricking top position.

#3 pjglad

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

Currently, I have a RACI at 11:00 and an RDF at 1:00. I plan on replacing the RDF with a StarSense. In the event the StarSense does not align then as a fallback, I would like an RDF so I can do a two Star alignment. Per the press release, StarSense is mounted at 1:00.






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