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jerryyyyy
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Best PiggyBack Mount for a DSLR on the 8SE new
      #5555445 - 12/05/12 10:40 AM

Hi, am trying to mount my Nikon D800 to the back of my 8SE/C8. I have heard the Celestron part is not the best. Is it OK, or are there better alternatives?

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Re: Best PiggyBack Mount for a DSLR on the 8SE new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5555584 - 12/05/12 12:25 PM

I use the Celestron part and have absolutely no issues. I am sure there are better one's but this too works.

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Re: Best PiggyBack Mount for a DSLR on the 8SE new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5555675 - 12/05/12 01:22 PM

Same here. The Celestron mount is secure and I have no issues at all.

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Re: Best PiggyBack Mount for a DSLR on the 8SE new [Re: jiminaz]
      #5555862 - 12/05/12 03:28 PM

Here are some other options:

This one from ADM clamps onto the dovetail rail on the side of your scope:
http://www.admaccessories.com/V_Series_Camera_Mount.htm

This one fits into a small Synta/Orion style finder dovetail shoe. This is NOT the shoe that comes on the 8SE for the RDF. So if you haven't already replaced that shoe, you'd have to buy shoe as well:
Camera mount: http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_sbcm.htm
Finder shoe (#RDPS model): http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_rdpb.htm

-Dan


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jerryyyyy
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Re: Best PiggyBack Mount for a DSLR on the 8SE [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5556104 - 12/05/12 06:08 PM

Thanks everyone, will go with the Orion. Will post some photos when (I hope) it works!

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