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#1 Jim_Smith

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Hi...pulled trigger on orion cf 80 mm. Triplet for almost entirely visual. Astrophotos consist of point and shoot @orion steadypix doodad! Going to try and use my celestron 6 se mount. With mounting foot i figured this would work,anyhow. Will visual be satisfying..never looked through apo? Mag 4 skies? Thanks jim :question: :jump:

#2 Bill Cowles

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

You should really like it, a true Grab-n-go scope. I got mine mainly for white light solar viewing and after trying on my SE-4 mount, deceided to mount it along side my Lunt H-Alpha scope. You should be OK with the SE-6 mount, the SE-4 just couldn't handle the weight and was hard to balance without rotating.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:21 PM

Great..i notice you have tube rings and mounting rail,will mpnting foot work? Where you get rings? Thanks jom

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

No rings, that's the mounting foot. Another nice feature is the rotating focuser. The foot is in the SE mount slot and the focuser rotated.

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