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#1 Stargazer713

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Has anyone ever attached a Celestron SE6 OTA to a porta 2 mount?

If anyone has what modifications were necessary.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

I've done a 6" maksutov. Works very well.
If you goto page 2 the thread 'long distance grab and go mounts' there are pics of various sct's on a porta mount.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

The Vixen Mini-Porta & Porta 2 have the arm on the right side, with no provision to change it to the left. The C6, Orion Apex 127, & many other OTA's like to be mounted with the arm on the left; otherwise the focuser knob ends up at the top, right behind the eyepiece & the finder is on the bottom of the OTA.
The C6 is configured for a left-sided mount arm, such as found on the Celestron SE mount, the ES Twilight I & the Orion Versago III.
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

The Vixen Mini-Porta & Porta 2 have the arm on the right side, with no provision to change it to the left. The C6, Orion Apex 127, & many other OTA's like to be mounted with the arm on the left; otherwise the focuser knob ends up at the top, right behind the eyepiece & the finder is on the bottom of the OTA.
The C6 is configured for a left-sided mount arm, such as found on the Celestron SE mount, the ES Twilight I & the Orion Versago III.

The very reason why I prefer the AT Voyager.






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