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Stargazer78
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OTA mounting bar
      #6038901 - 08/21/13 06:29 PM

Guys what bar would I need to mount my AT8in to my cgem dx mount. The ones celestron has are for a different scope not the newtonian with rings. Could someone tell me what bar to get.

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schluterdude
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Re: OTA mounting bar new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6038918 - 08/21/13 06:39 PM

I think celestron uses the Vixen profile on everything....

I have been.....mistaken.....before


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Cliff Hipsher
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Re: OTA mounting bar new [Re: schluterdude]
      #6039021 - 08/21/13 07:32 PM

You can use a Vixen style dovetail. Give Jim at Scope Stuff a call...

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Stargazer78
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Re: OTA mounting bar new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #6039049 - 08/21/13 07:49 PM

Is this what I need?

http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/accessories/celestron-8-inch-dovetail-bar-...

I currently have a EQBC installed.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm

but I dont think that will work. It looks like I need the celestron one because it has groves that it clamps into. This is confusing lol


Edited by Stargazer78 (08/21/13 07:55 PM)


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plav1959
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Re: OTA mounting bar new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6039167 - 08/21/13 09:07 PM

The mount accepts Losmandy or D style dovetails. I assume you have the rings already. This is the type of dovetail that you need.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_tvd1.htm


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Stargazer78
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Re: OTA mounting bar new [Re: plav1959]
      #6039196 - 08/21/13 09:23 PM

Quote:

The mount accepts Losmandy or D style dovetails. I assume you have the rings already. This is the type of dovetail that you need.
http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_tvd1.htm





Thanks guys!


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