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#1 Pess

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:09 AM

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I find my neck requires a right angle finder scope.

 

I am looking at the  Celestron Illuminated RACI Finder Scope 93781. But from the pictures, I can't really tell how it mounts on the scope. One referenced a Dovetail type base, but none of the pictures show exactly how it attaches to the scope.

 

I have an iOptron 200 OTC with the usual finder scope bracket attached.

 

Am I going to have trouble sliding this on my scope? Does it come with a Base that swaps out with my base already installed?

 

I know it sounds like a dumb questions, just don't want to order it and find I can't use it.  Below are pictures of the Finder scope as well as a picture of my exiting bracket.

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Pesse (Thanks in advance for any help) Mist



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:35 AM

Morning, ok first off the Celestron base or mount is a heavy one, the Synta shoe in the second picture won't work with it.

I would suggest https://optcorp.com/...inderscope-7020

 

or something with a Synta foot on the mount.

 

Sometimes they come up in the classifieds fairly inexpensive.

 

This is another option https://optcorp.com/...ope-and-bracket

 

it's not an illuminated one but if cash is tight it'll do in a pinch.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:42 AM

Morning, ok first off the Celestron base or mount is a heavy one, the Synta shoe in the second picture won't work with it.

I would suggest https://optcorp.com/...inderscope-7020

 

or something with a Synta foot on the mount.

 

Sometimes they come up in the classifieds fairly inexpensive.

 

This is another option https://optcorp.com/...ope-and-bracket

 

it's not an illuminated one but if cash is tight it'll do in a pinch.

Thanks. I have a similar mount for my original finder scope but I kind of detest it.

 

I wonder it the base for this can be swapped on the OTC for the Synta shoe?    They show a base for this as an optional purchase. Looks like it might fit?

 

Pesse (Good morning to you too!) Mist



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:48 AM

You cannot swap it out.

Your existing hole pattern on the Synta shoe is 2 holes running parallel to the shoe.

The Celestron is a 2 hole pattern (to fit the original holes on a C8, C11, C14 and maybe C6) and runs in the opposite direction to the Synta holes. You could use it with one hole but I advise against it due to the weight of the mounting bracket and finderscope.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:19 AM

You cannot swap it out.

Your existing hole pattern on the Synta shoe is 2 holes running parallel to the shoe.

The Celestron is a 2 hole pattern (to fit the original holes on a C8, C11, C14 and maybe C6) and runs in the opposite direction to the Synta holes. You could use it with one hole but I advise against it due to the weight of the mounting bracket and finderscope.

Thank you. This was a very helpful post.

 

Once I understood what I needed and what I had, a simple trip over to Scopestuff bought me a Synta-Celestron adapter for the scope.  It was half the price of the Base (that wouldn't work anyways).

 

So everything's ordered and I am happy to leave a note for the next one perplexed as I was.

 

Pesse (Scopestuff-the place for telescope knick-knacks) Mist.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

Where there's a will.,there's a way.,or an adapter.,or duct tape.,lol.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

You can remove the finderscope from the Celestron mount and buy another mount.  I got a Celestron RACI and replaced the entire mount with a Meade/ES type mount to go on my LX200 or ES80ED.  Before anybody asks I just happened to get a good deal on the RACI and the replacement mount.  




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