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otocycle
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Current options for EQ6/EQ-G to Losmandy Adapter new
      #6116027 - 10/03/13 08:46 PM

Hi - what are the current options for adapting an Orion Atlas EQ-G or Skywatcher EQ6 to a Losmandy HD Tripod or MA adapter? Seems that previous machined solutions are no longer available. I'm down to these ideas but would like to solicit more/better options please:

1) Astro-Physics LT2APM Losmandy tripod adapter milled or shimmed with spacers for the EQ6/EQ-G mount base

2) Orion EQ-G Mount Extension shimmed and bolted to the Losmandy tripod/pier head or MA adapter

3) Cannibalize the stock EQ-G tripod adapter to a plate that is bolted to the Losmandy tripod with angled brackets

What else is out there besides custom machining ? Orion says that the #07359 pier adapter is no longer available.


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BWAZ
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Reged: 11/21/05

Loc: CA
Re: Current options for EQ6/EQ-G to Losmandy Adapter new [Re: otocycle]
      #6116441 - 10/04/13 12:46 AM

This may be useful too and also you get the extension for "free".

http://starizona.com/acb/CGEM-Pier-Adapter-Kit-P3254C0.aspx


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Cyclop_si
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Re: Current options for EQ6/EQ-G to Losmandy Adapter new [Re: BWAZ]
      #6116478 - 10/04/13 01:43 AM

I have this one from Optical Supports
http://opticalsupports.com/mount_adapters.html


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BWAZ
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Re: Current options for EQ6/EQ-G to Losmandy Adapter new [Re: Cyclop_si]
      #6116517 - 10/04/13 02:40 AM

Optical Supports is closed for the time being, just FYI.

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Rankinstudio
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Reged: 04/05/08

Loc: Southern UT
Re: Current options for EQ6/EQ-G to Losmandy Adapter [Re: BWAZ]
      #6441503 - 04/01/14 01:14 PM

Sorry to necro this thread. Any other updated options? That one from starizona is compatible with the Atlas EQ-G?

Cheers!


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