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SchrödingersCat
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Lightweight tube rings
      #5562138 - 12/09/12 10:21 AM

I have a need for some lightweight tube rings with a 10.3" ID. Now that Kens Rings is out of business, what are my options?

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Footbag
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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: SchrödingersCat]
      #5562151 - 12/09/12 10:29 AM

Parallax Instruments sells rings. Don't know how lightweight the are.

http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/index.html

Edited by Footbag (12/09/12 10:30 AM)


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hottr6
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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: Footbag]
      #5562171 - 12/09/12 10:43 AM

Parallax make nice rings, but lightweight they are not! They will cause you to rethink your mounting options.

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SchrödingersCat
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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: hottr6]
      #5562798 - 12/09/12 05:05 PM

Weight is exactly the problem with parallax. I have found these but I want to use them on a newt in a rotating ring affair so I am unsure as to their suitability. These might do but I am in the US and I don't know if I can get my hands on them.

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SchrödingersCat
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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: SchrödingersCat]
      #5564617 - 12/10/12 05:59 PM

bump

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PJ Anway
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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: SchrödingersCat]
      #5564667 - 12/10/12 06:25 PM

The last set of rings I got from TSS (Telescope Support Systems) - http://telescopesupportsystems.com/store . They are lightweight and very nicely made.
I believe their 9" scope rings fit tubes from 9.75" to 10.25"


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Re: Lightweight tube rings new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5564917 - 12/10/12 09:13 PM

I did see those rings PJ but I intend to use them on a newt with a wilcox ring meaning that the tension would either need to be spot on or adjustable. Care to comment?

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