Re-mounting an RV-6
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:23 PM
Someone on these forums suggested I could re-mount the scope on a go-to mount like an Orion Sirius or maybe a CG-5. Those all seem to attach to a scope by means of a Losmandy or Vixen dovetail rail. Does anyone have any experience adapting an RV-6 to that type of mounting attachment?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:00 AM
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:49 AM
I already have 4 pages of groups, thanx but no.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:41 AM
Why not just bolt the rings directly to the dovetail? One might want to drill holes in the dovetail but I don't see the reason for the plywood.
A Vixen dovetail should be fine, RV-6 otas weigh about 8 lbs. A CG-5 should be plenty sturdy, I found the EQ-3 was similar to the stock mount.
Also, I believe the bolts are 5/16" rather than 1/4", at least mine is. when I mounted it on my EQ-3 which doesnt use a Dovetail, I had to drill out the holes to 5/16".
Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:07 AM
With the plywood adapter approach there are fewer new holes needed in the dovetail itself, possibly making it easier to re-use the dovetail on other scopes.