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#1 Stargazer78

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

Guys what bar would I need to mount my AT8in to my cgem dx mount. The ones celestron has are for a different scope not the newtonian with rings. Could someone tell me what bar to get.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

I think celestron uses the Vixen profile on everything....

I have been.....mistaken.....before

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

You can use a Vixen style dovetail. Give Jim at Scope Stuff a call...

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

Is this what I need?

http://www.celestron...ovetail-bar-...

I currently have a EQBC installed.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm

but I dont think that will work. It looks like I need the celestron one because it has groves that it clamps into. This is confusing lol


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

The mount accepts Losmandy or D style dovetails. I assume you have the rings already. This is the type of dovetail that you need.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_tvd1.htm

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

The mount accepts Losmandy or D style dovetails. I assume you have the rings already. This is the type of dovetail that you need.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_tvd1.htm



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