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#1 donnie3

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:36 PM

i have a meade 8" sct (older scope) fork mounted. i set the fork assembly on a table and use it in altazimuth, manual movement. Ive checked the scope tube, fork, etc, and all are aluminium. just wondering how well the sky scout would work on top of this scope as a locator. thanks, donnie

#2 dmgriff

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

You may wish to consider the additional weight of the skyscout on the scope.

If there are no balance/weight issues, the accuracy of the skyscout and alignment of the skyscout to the ota are the main issues.

There are some vendors that sell mount adapters for the skyscout, or you may wish to atm the mount adapter.

Good viewing,

Dave

#3 donnie3

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:15 AM

thanks dmgriff for the reply. some of the posters in this forum are using orions slow motion adapter ( $40 ) looks like it might work really well. ive heard + and - about this item. just getting close to the target would be helpful. wondering how close is close if its working ok. thanks, don


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