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Quote:The side by side lets you mount 4 scopes instead of two.
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Quote:When mounting multiple telescopes I like to try and keep the scopes as close to the center of mass as possible, this reduces the moment of inertia, the amount of counterweights needed, and the overall weight. To accomplish this I use side-by-side as much as possible.
Quote:Quote:When mounting multiple telescopes I like to try and keep the scopes as close to the center of mass as possible, this reduces the moment of inertia, the amount of counterweights needed, and the overall weight. To accomplish this I use side-by-side as much as possible. How do you deal with a side by side arrangement when you only have one tube attached?Counterweights?
Quote:How do you deal with a side by side arrangement when you only have one tube attached?
Quote:Remove the double saddle.
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Quote:I'm guessing there is at least $2000 just in mounting accessories.
Quote: If I had 2 similar size scopes, side by side would definitely make more sense, but the difference between the 2 sizes has me questioning - hence my question.
Quote:Will these rings screw on to this ADM dovetail? http://www.admaccessories.com/ADM%20Products/VDUP.htm
Quote:Garry, quite an eyepiece turret there WOW.I am thinking of going in this direction (side by side) with my CGE, and also have a bunch of questions. Soup to nuts really. I was looking at Cassidy products and there was a triple plate that got me thinkin'...Taks on the outboard and the 80ed 'tween...Looking through the CGEM manual I saw there was a setting for this type setup... what needs to be done differently to accomplish this on a CGE? Or should I ask how are folks doing this on a CGE? Who all makes saddle plates and all the goodies? Thanks.
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Quote:With the ADM side-by-side plate, is there only a 10" center to center or is there a longer one? The C-11 with a 115mm leaves an inch of clearance, could I get a 120mm tube in there???
Quote:Quote:The side by side lets you mount 4 scopes instead of two. How many?
Quote:Another question, the way the DSBS goes on the mount, requires the slot to be 90 degrees from polar, does this not throw off the encoders for GoTo???