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maroubra_boy
Vendor - Gondwana Telescopes


Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
8" SCT on 10" set of forks?
      #5754941 - 03/24/13 08:50 PM

Hi all,

I've come across an unusual chance. I've got an 8" SCT OTA I can puchase, and an LX200 mount for a 10" scope too. Anyone reckon it is a plausible coupling, albeit with some tinkering?

Alex.


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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: 8" SCT on 10" set of forks? new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5754954 - 03/24/13 09:00 PM

I'd buy them, sell the 8" OTA and look for a 10" for the mount. But, I'm sure you can mount the smaller scope with some spacers.

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Cliff Hipsher
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Reged: 12/31/08

Loc: North Chesterfield, VA
Re: 8" SCT on 10" set of forks? new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5755802 - 03/25/13 10:16 AM

You're gonna have trouble getting the OTA orthogonal. If the mount is functional you might be able to swap it for an 8" mount...

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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: 8" SCT on 10" set of forks? new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #5756007 - 03/25/13 11:50 AM

Buy the SCT and buy a GEM for it seperately.

I think it'll be more trouble than its worth to mount it.


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Geo.
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Reged: 10/01/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: 8" SCT on 10" set of forks? new [Re: Raginar]
      #5765775 - 03/29/13 09:28 PM

I have some LX200 8" forks you can save from the foundry.

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