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Celestron Nexstar SE8 Mount on Celestron (old style) C8 Wedge

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#1 _me

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:31 AM

I know that i'm better off with an eq mount--but that's a fairly major purchase that my wife will need to approve...  that said to begin with AP I need some approximation of an EQ mount on a small budget.  I'm looking into ( https://astromart.co...c8-wedge-389301 ) the old C8 wedge from Celestron.

 

I know, I know...  get a decent EQ mount (please see above approval required)...  

 

I just need to know if the nexstar mount for a Celestron SE8 will fit on the wedge...  barring that does anyone know of cheap and dirty redneck engineering methods to make it fit?


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:03 AM

I know that i'm better off with an eq mount--but that's a fairly major purchase that my wife will need to approve...  that said to begin with AP I need some approximation of an EQ mount on a small budget.  I'm looking into ( https://astromart.co...c8-wedge-389301 ) the old C8 wedge from Celestron.

 

I know, I know...  get a decent EQ mount (please see above approval required)...  

 

I just need to know if the nexstar mount for a Celestron SE8 will fit on the wedge...  barring that does anyone know of    cheap and dirty redneck engineering methods to make it fit?

The only "cheap and dirty redneck engineering method to make it fit" that I can think of IS, - Grab a 6 pack of beer, - a sledge hammer, and "Get Er Done". 


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:26 AM

I've seen both SE and CPC 8" on wedges.  A ruler should tell the story.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:04 AM

Thanks pkrallis,

 

I don't have access to the C8 wedge in person or I would grab the tape and measure...  was hoping for a little info from the more experienced.

 

Maybe best is to ask the seller(s) to take a few measures for me.

 

I appreciate the help.

 

 

 

Thomas, I will definitely keep it in mind if all else fails!


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:50 AM

after searching through some old blogs what i've been able to find is that the wedge should be a good fit. 

 

there is a pin in the center of the wedge that was used to center and spin it for fine adjustments in azimuth...  this pin needs to be pushed out and the rest should fit the mount and tripod without difficulty... 

 

I'll drop word here again when i've managed to actually assemble everything and verify that...




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