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Mounting a Guidescope To an Orion EON 130mm

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#1 roberjam

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:34 PM

Hi Folks,

 

     I recently got a used Orion EON 130 mm.  I want to attach a guidescope to the OTA in a way that minimizes weight and cost. ( I haven't chosen the guidescope yet either, but I've been looking at the Agena 9x50.)  Any examples of mounting a guidescope to this OTA would be useful for me.  Thanks.

 

Best Wishes,

Jim



#2 stevety

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:51 PM

Orion 7955 Narrow Universal Dovetail Plate . I have the same telescope and used the dovetail mount on top and then mount your guide scope to that.you can find it at Orion site or amazon.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

ADM has 11" VDUP11-BLEM- V for $35, VPA-BLEM- V Vixen format adapters for $15 each and 75mm rings for $75. So for $150 you get a complete setup.

 

Cheaper and lighter - #CR30 - 3" Cradle Rings $39 plus $15 for the 3 point option.  #EQD1 - 13" Extruded Aluminum Dovetail Bar - $32.00. Drill your mounting holes as needed.




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