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#1 matt

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 01:33 AM

Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm a scopeholic. I was down to only one scope last week, but it got back to me and I bought a Nexstar 5 and a Vixen 80mm Fluorite.

So here's the question:
- I've heard the mount of the Nexstar 5 is the same as that of the N8, which is certainly several lbs heavier
- I don't have a mount for the Vixen. Is it safe to put the Vixen (weight 5 lbs) on top of the Nextar 5 or do I risk damaging the mount/gears/electronics/goto stuff?

Otherwise, I saw that people disassembled the OTA from the NExstar base and attached another OTA on it. Is it an exchange I can do whenever I feel or is it a permanent operation?


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