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watcher
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Different scope on a CPC mount?
      #5662874 - 02/05/13 03:22 AM

Just curious if anyone has done it before. I really would like to put my IM 715 MAK on one, somewhere down the road. I think the SE mount would probably work, but I just think the CPC is sturdier. It seems like it would be feasible, with just a couple adapters needing to be machined, but would like to hear anybodies experiences with different scopes.

TIA


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junomike
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Re: Different scope on a CPC mount? new [Re: watcher]
      #5663640 - 02/05/13 02:10 PM

Joe, the CPC Mount will work, the SE Mount won't. My 6" AT6M (6" F12 Mak) was too long/heavy for the SE Mount. I'm contemplating doing the same thing with my IM 703 as I have the forks from a CPC800. The OTA would have to be slid into the forks as the clearance isn't enough to just "drop" It in.

What I'd recommend is finding a CPC1100 ForkMount (no OTA) and making a saddle holder with a Dovetail attachment for a variety of scopes as see here!
The CPC800 forks are about 0.25" larger then the OTA.

Mike

Edited by junomike (02/05/13 02:16 PM)


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