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How to attach guide scope to Z61

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#1 TheDoctorIsIn

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:06 AM

Hi folks, finally graduated to a big boy mount and got an EQ6-R Pro so finally ready to take the plunge on guiding! I have a WO Z61, and I'm planning on getting the WO 50mm guide scope, ZWO 120 mini and ZWO ASIair so that I don't need a laptop to guide. Just trying to find out the best (and most cost effective) way to attach the guide scope to the relatively small Z61. I've been reading on the dangers of differential flexure so I'm trying to be as solid as possible. Thank you!

#2 terry59

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:19 AM

A set of Parallax tube rings or side by side setup with guidescope rings. I sold my Z61 but still have the tube rings....

 

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#3 OldManSky

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:49 AM

Get one of these:

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It attaches nicely and securely to the finder bracket screws in the Z61 focuser.

Then you can mount the 50mm guide scope directly if you got the one with the small dovetail bar meant to fit into the handle-top WO scopes.

That small dovetail will slide right into the shoe above.

 

 

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#4 kyle528

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 11:11 AM

An OAG would save some hassle and would likely be about the same cost or perhaps cheaper.

I use the same scope and mount and also the asi120mm and zwo OAG and regularly guide around .5”


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#5 cjarvis64

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

I’ve attached a universal vixen style dove tale adapter to the pre-drilled bolt holes on the sides of the Z61. They are the small silver Allen wrench bolts near the focus lock. You can see them in some of the images posted earlier. I only have a red dot site attached there on mine, however I believe it would be plenty sturdy for the 50mm WO guide scope.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:04 AM

I use the same method as OldManSky as I asked this very same question.

It is a very sturdy setup though not very elegant, I use the WO 50mm and it looks a bit silly but it gets the job more than done.




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