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#1 Cometeer

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:16 PM

Anyone know how to make use of the camera port on the ETX series? I want to attach an extra eyepiece, but don't want to spend extra on the specially designed Meade gear.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:34 PM

Gday ???

You need something like
https://www.astronom...ter_p11924.aspx
and then any std 2" fittings can be used.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:27 AM

Sorry I should I been more specific. I have the ETX 80, unfortunately that won't fit.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

You will need the t-thread adapter that threads onto the port then this
http://www.telescope...inchto125inc...

Or there is a 1.25" adapter that screws directly on. They really not that usefull as you will lose a lot of you fov at zenith in alt\az mode or lose the view around polaris in polar mode due to the lack of clearance.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

Anyone know of any good DIY case options for the ETX 80? I'm thinking of buying a Stanley tool box and lining it with foam, but if anyone has any better ides, let me know.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

I use mine as a grab and go. It always mounted ready to use.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

I have a carry on duffel that the scope just fits (length wise) with a couple inches to spare. I wrap the scope in a beach towel for protection, leaving it bunched up a bit on either side. It's worked well.


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