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Starhuckster
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Reged: 09/09/10

Loc: Boston, MA
Mini hitch question new
      #5374016 - 08/17/12 11:25 PM

My mini hitch just arrived and my attempts to get my Baader Skysurfer V have been met with total failure. The plate for the finder doesn't allow any kind of attachment, as far as I can tell, and it won't mount to the scope. It was no sweat to pop it onto my C8, but an 80mm refractor, not so much.

I like this finder, it would stink to have to get another. Any suggestions?



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wormstar
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Reged: 11/23/09

Loc: Central Ct
Re: Mini hitch question new [Re: Starhuckster]
      #5374329 - 08/18/12 08:50 AM

Double sided tape?

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Starhuckster
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Reged: 09/09/10

Loc: Boston, MA
Re: Mini hitch question new [Re: wormstar]
      #5374342 - 08/18/12 09:01 AM

I'm about ready to try that, duct tape would almost match the aluminum, but it might not look right on the finder.

I guess I'm hoping someone out there has this mount and this finder and figured this out. Worst case, I get a different finder and I'm also open to suggestions in that regard.


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swsantos
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Reged: 09/29/05

Loc: Rhode Island
Re: Mini hitch question new [Re: Starhuckster]
      #5375564 - 08/19/12 07:54 AM

I use the Skysurfer III into an Orion Vixen shoe attached to my Mini Hitch. I like it because it's easily adjustable without tools for the different scopes I use on it.

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Starhuckster
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Reged: 09/09/10

Loc: Boston, MA
Re: Mini hitch question [Re: swsantos]
      #5376758 - 08/19/12 11:12 PM

Well, I figured it out. It took a screw and wing nut through the center of the base. Seems to be a completely adequate solution.

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