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EON/Equinox and Tube Rings
      #3047711 - 04/16/09 06:41 PM

I posted this in the refractor section, but thought I would see what I found out here as well. I hope that is okay?

I have the 8 inch dovetail plate that came with my mount. Unfortunately it is too long to accomodate putting some tube-rings on the EON80. I am also wanting to mount a ST80 on it as a guide scope.

Any suggestions for a different dovetail mounting plate? Please tell me your thoughts. Frustration of making this work is starting to set in...

Thank you,
Brad

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Orion EON80ed (the rider)
Orion Skyquest XT10i
Sirius EQ-G Mount (the horse)
Orion ST-80
Starshoot II Color CCD Camera
SSAG
40mm, 25mm, 10mm Plossl
13mm Hyperion
5mm TMB Planetary


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jcrew
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Re: EON/Equinox and Tube Rings new [Re: jcrew]
      #3047716 - 04/16/09 06:43 PM

Oh...by too long I mean where the rings would fit on the OTA does not line-wup with any of the screw holes on the mounting plate.

Thanks,
Brad

--------------------
Orion EON80ed (the rider)
Orion Skyquest XT10i
Sirius EQ-G Mount (the horse)
Orion ST-80
Starshoot II Color CCD Camera
SSAG
40mm, 25mm, 10mm Plossl
13mm Hyperion
5mm TMB Planetary


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jcrew
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Re: EON/Equinox and Tube Rings new [Re: jcrew]
      #3047843 - 04/16/09 07:55 PM

Well, I widened a hole in the dovetail mounting plate which allowed me to get the rings on the OTA. Next...aligning the bolt holes for the ST80 mounting plate.

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Orion EON80ed (the rider)
Orion Skyquest XT10i
Sirius EQ-G Mount (the horse)
Orion ST-80
Starshoot II Color CCD Camera
SSAG
40mm, 25mm, 10mm Plossl
13mm Hyperion
5mm TMB Planetary


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