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lw24
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Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4
      #4514775 - 04/13/11 05:07 AM

Hi all,

I'm going to replace my AZ3 mount with an AZ4 mount soon, but I'm not sure about how to mount my telescope to it.

My telescope is a Startravel 120 f/5, and it was supplied with tube rings. The AZ4 description says that "Telescopes attach to the mount via a standard Vixen-type dovetail bar". I don't have a dovetail bar, so what one should I buy?

Would one like this work?

Cheers


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watcher
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Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4 new [Re: lw24]
      #4514784 - 04/13/11 05:19 AM

This is what you need. dovetail

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lw24
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Re: Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4 new [Re: watcher]
      #4514793 - 04/13/11 05:28 AM

I can't get that though, as I live in the UK. Could you find one that will work, that is in the UK?

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lw24
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Re: Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4 new [Re: lw24]
      #4514795 - 04/13/11 05:31 AM

Oops, don't worry, think I've found it in the UK: dovetail

Would the 8" one be fine?


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watcher
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Re: Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4 new [Re: lw24]
      #4516319 - 04/13/11 07:15 PM

Yes. For the short 120 the 8" is what you want.

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Re: Mounting my ST120 to an AZ4 new [Re: watcher]
      #4516638 - 04/13/11 10:20 PM

Skywatcher also sell the exact same dovetail. It's slightly cheaper here: http://www.green-witch.com/acatalog/Mounting_Plates.html

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