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Looking for info on mounting old OTA to new mount...

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#1 KyleM.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:29 AM

I just purchased a new celestron advanced vx Mount and I’m trying to put my old nexstar (original) 8 inch OTA on the new vx Mount...anybody help on which v series mounting bar I would need to make it happen would be appreciated. Very new to this hobby and I could use some help on which mounting bar would work for me..
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

I would do Losmandy if your AVX has the upgraded dovetail receiver... you also need radius blocks I believe the radius blocks and dovetail can be purchased in a package for the scope



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

I just purchased a new celestron advanced vx Mount and I’m trying to put my old nexstar (original) 8 inch OTA on the new vx Mount...anybody help on which v series mounting bar I would need to make it happen would be appreciated. Very new to this hobby and I could use some help on which mounting bar would work for me..
Thanks
-kyle

 

I suggest Losmandy and ADM. Either should be able to guide you to the dovetail and mounting hardware appropriate for your scope. However, anything designed for a C8 should be fine. 




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