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tenafterten
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Reged: 08/26/11

Loc: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Short Pier Extension for Duo-T? new
      #5821213 - 04/25/13 02:06 AM

I have a Canadian Telescopes Duo-T mount (same as sky-watcher SkyTee-2) and I want to lift it up a little higher but only about 6 to 8 inches. I don't want the 16" Orion half pier as I don't want the scope that high. Any suggestions? Thanks

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tomharri
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Re: Short Pier Extension for Duo-T? new [Re: tenafterten]
      #5822340 - 04/25/13 02:44 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

I used the Orion Atlas extension.

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tenafterten
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Loc: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Re: Short Pier Extension for Duo-T? new [Re: tomharri]
      #5822755 - 04/25/13 06:28 PM

Thanks tomharri. Did that require any adaptations to fit the mount? It looks like there is an additional piece between the mount and the extension.

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tomharri
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Re: Short Pier Extension for Duo-T? [Re: tenafterten]
      #5823222 - 04/25/13 09:48 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

The Atlas uses 12mm bolts, the 8mm for the canadian slips right thru, used lock washers and nuts to secure each end.

The middle piece is a pipe fitting to take up extra space, not really needed.


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