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JamesL
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Reged: 10/19/12

Loc: Pacific,MO
c8 orange tube vintage on eq mount
      #5515602 - 11/12/12 08:25 AM

could someone tell me what hardware is needed to convert my scope to an eq mount from its origanal fork mount,it is a 1978 orange tube c8.Would scope stuff have the right stuff needed? Will not be doing ap just viewing for now.Thanks!

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spectre
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Reged: 05/09/10

Loc: Abington, PA
Re: c8 orange tube vintage on eq mount new [Re: JamesL]
      #5515761 - 11/12/12 10:54 AM

I did this to my '79 C-8 in January using an ADM dovetail to mount the OTA to my CG-5 . Check this site.

http://www.admaccessories.com/V_Series_Dovetails.htm?


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w orchid
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Reged: 04/23/07

Loc: Tampa, Fl
Re: c8 orange tube vintage on eq mount new [Re: spectre]
      #5530700 - 11/20/12 05:45 PM

That's what I used as well. Careful not to scratch the OTA...

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pfile
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Reged: 06/14/09

Re: c8 orange tube vintage on eq mount new [Re: w orchid]
      #5531022 - 11/20/12 08:52 PM

i think i used scopestuff.com 's stuff to accomplish this but the ADM kit is probably higher quality.

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magnus
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Reged: 03/17/04

Loc: Visby, Sweden
Re: c8 orange tube vintage on eq mount new [Re: pfile]
      #5536259 - 11/23/12 09:00 PM

I have "deforked" my `73 orange C8 and bought a vixen style rail from Scope Stuff that fits C8 ota and my CG-5 mount. Scope Stuff had all that I needed to mount the rail onto my old orange C8. Works fine & Iam happy with the arrangement. SS is a great company!
As the C8 is a bit rear heavy I have also bought av small counterweight, which I attach to the vixenstyle rail for balancing. Bought from Teleskop Service.

Good Luck,
Magnus


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