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Meade #827 finder bracket: where to buy?

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#1 unn

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:57 PM

Hello: may be some one knows where I may be able to find this "currently unavailable" Meade item. Meade #827.jpg

 

I just need the bracket to use for GLP. I am making do with a 3D printed bracket which is not perfect. Internet search has not found this bracket. Results show all kinds of regular finders and brackets but not this specific one that is designed to mount to the back side of the ETX. The phot above is from a place that also says "currently unavailable". Appreciate the help.



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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:49 PM

I'd ask Bill Vorce at Telescope-warehouse.

 

https://www.cloudyni...40780-scopehed/

 

He has tons of Meade surplus, and I think I got a 125 bracket from him. I think he is a CN vender, and runs both a website and eBay store.

 

Is that a 125 or 90 bracket? They are different.

 

A suggestion when you get it, immediately switch to brass screws, the nylon ones twist and fail to work right if the GLP is thin. I also tapped mine to the next size up (6-32?) to make it stronger, and easier to get brass screws.

 

You also will need 6 screws for the GLP if the diameter differs from the stock (awful) finder.


Edited by markb, 25 February 2020 - 11:56 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:48 AM

Check this out:

https://www.thingive...605e56225deaa40

 

You can use this for a start and order, or make, a 3d print in black of it:

https://www.thingive...m/thing:3255127



#4 unn

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 06:21 PM

Thank you very much.




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