Just checking in to see if anyone has replaced the dovetail bar on their 80mm Apo Triplet with rings. I've found that the nuts holding it to the scope tend to loosen (haven't tried Loctite on them). I think I'd just prefer a more secure mounting method to my CGEM. I'm sure the single attachment point makes the scope (and the attached AP equipment) a little more susceptible to wind and vibration.
I must admit, though, that the one or two times my software has gone haywire and planted my scope firmly into one of my tripod legs (rookie mistakes-- facepalm), the loosy-goosy attachment point probably saved the scope from significant damage. I'm looking at the William Optics 90 mm Mounting Rings, and would mount them on a dovetail bar (since I already have an adapter plate for the CGEM), or a Losmandy D-style plate to possible get a wee-bit more stability onto the CGEM. I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out if the 90mm rings would fit snuggly around the 80mm scope w/o extra padding.
Edited by agkuz, 19 February 2019 - 11:39 AM.