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good grab and go mount for my new vixen ed80sf?

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#1 bersonic

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

I've got a budget of about $100, I just need this mount before GSSP on the 6th. I have a photo tripod, but I lost the adapter that fits into it.

#2 Mkofski

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

A $100 mount may be a bit hard to come by. There is a "Celestron GT80 refractor scope" listed in the ads here on CN for $175. If you buy that you could re-sell the OTA for $75.

#3 astrophile

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:59 PM

"Good" plus "about $100" means used, and probably a bit more than $100 as Mike said. There's a Vixen PortaMount on that other classified website for $145 right now, they're supposed to be good although the tripod doesn't look real solid...I'd jump for that.
Best of luck!

#4 Brent Campbell

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:05 AM

Look at ebay for a Meade DS-2000, or look for a used CG-4. Time is your biggest enemy right now.






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