Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
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Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA AP1200 GTO-CP3
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
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AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO
Quote:Using the radius blocks and dovetails seems like a lot of weight would be held with small screws and an aluminum casting. I would opt for the Parallax rings with dovetails to increase the stability of the scope.Only down side is added weight, not that it would be a problem for the AP1600 mount.
Quote:TxStars, thats what is feels like I agree with you. But those small bolts and screws could be just fine, check the attached picture, it shows the 16" sct ota on the fornax mount.
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Quote:Quote:TxStars, thats what is feels like I agree with you. But those small bolts and screws could be just fine, check the attached picture, it shows the 16" sct ota on the fornax mount. If you look close at the picture you will see that they used "Rings" on the 16"