Quote:Hi all,Just to check, is the LS-6 really weighs just 2 lbs less than the LS-8?I am thinking of purchasing one of them, portability is a factor, mainly used for video and visual. I guess AP is out for this scope?Also, I would like to ask if a dewshiled can be placed over this scope? It seems that there is some bracket along the side of the OTA, which may hinders the placement of the dewshield.Please let me have your thoughts, and I apologise if this topic has been discussed before....Thanks
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Quote:Thanks guys...For the LS-8, can the single-arm mount really handle the weight of a 8" OTA especially when it is later loaded with eyepieces, diagonal, video camera, dewshield, etc
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Quote:BTW gunfighter, I see you have mounted a finderscope on the top, was it a difficult mod?
Quote:So, trying to follow you on this finder scope mod. After you removed the red dot and the plate that holds it on, what next? Didn't you have to put a dovetail mount on the tube first and then the finder scope slips in the dovetail bracket?Dovetail brackets usually have two slotted holes for the screws to mount to the tube?Bob