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Mitch LaFortune

Reged: 03/30/11

Loc: Valhalla
EQ-G and ES-TED 127mm will they:
      #4492268 - 04/02/11 09:20 PM

Does an Explore Scientific 127mm Triplet attach on a Atlas EQ-G mount? What I am asking is this: The sales guy sort of side stepped my question. I am sure it can be accomplished but will it just fit? Or will there be a pile of junk stacked on top of the mount?
If it is an easy fit, soon I will be looking up at the sky and not looking down at my belly.

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Post Laureate

Reged: 12/06/05

Loc: PA
Re: EQ-G and ES-TED 127mm will they: new [Re: Mitch LaFortune]
      #4492321 - 04/02/11 09:59 PM

According to ES's website

Cradle/Saddle Plate: Dual Ring Style - Fits Explore Scientific Mounts; Vixen Mounts; Meade LXD55/75 Mounts

The Orion Atlas always came with a "Vixen style" saddle so you should be good to go.

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David PavlichAdministrator

Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: EQ-G and ES-TED 127mm will they: new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4493892 - 04/03/11 04:40 PM

It'll work and for visual, it should be fine. However, if you plan to image, replace the stock saddle with the Losmandy D type compatible saddle and use the Losmandy type dovetail on your 127. Much more stable.


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