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#1 zjc26138

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:26 PM

I have a Tasco 60mm 7te, which is a lovely little scope.

 

However I do not like the original eq mount that came with it.

 

Does anyone know of a set of tube rings that will fit this scope so I can use it on one of my other mounts.

 

I measure the optical tube at 64.68mm. I searched the web today, but couldn't find any rings this size.

 

 

Thanks for the help!



#2 Russell Smith

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:31 PM

Very fine scope is the 7-te. 60mm rings seem hard to find and expensive. I found using more stable "kit" mounts works for me.
PM me if you get frustrated and want to sell the whole thing. ;)
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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:34 PM

You could consider getting a set of Orion 76mm Tube Rings, and decreasing the inside diameter with Tube Felt from ScopeStuff.   smile.gif 


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:41 PM

Very fine scope is the 7-te. 60mm rings seem hard to find and expensive. I found using more stable "kit" mounts works for me.
PM me if you get frustrated and want to sell the whole thing. wink.gif

I've considered selling it on a few occasions. The scope and mount are in good condition for their age. The case is not and has seen better days.

 

I'm keeping it for now, mainly because my wife lets me keep it assembled on our sun porch. :lol:


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:42 PM

You could consider getting a set of Orion 76mm Tube Rings, and decreasing the inside diameter with Tube Felt from ScopeStuff.   smile.gif

 

Thanks! I was considering doing just that. As probably the most affordable solution. ADM accessories makes guide scope rings that would work, but they aren't keep. :lol:



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:47 PM

Parallax Instruments, Inc. in North Carolina can custom-make "clamshell"-type rings for you:

 

http://www.parallaxi....com/rings.html

 

Contact them.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 05:32 PM

I have used a pair of rings similar to these intended for a Canon Lens on a tripod mount, with only a small addition of felt. ID is 65mm.

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

 

Here's another from a different vendor for $7 less.

 

https://www.amazon.c...2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

 

 

It was previously discussed in this thread.

 

https://www.cloudyni...60mm-f15-scope/


Edited by Marc-Andre, 06 June 2020 - 05:44 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 05:53 PM

I've used lens mounts for my 60mm with a 63mm diam. tube.  I got two plastic rings (JJC TR-111) attached to a vixen dovetail rail.  They were just a bit big so had to add some felt. They aren't very robust, but my scope is very light so it hasn't been a bit limitation. 

 

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 06:18 PM

Rings as per the previous posts is a good way to go, however another option is to use the clamshell ring from a Tasco 14te ... fits perfect on the 7te-5.

 

The clamshell can be adapted to use with a Vixen Polaris or Celestron Omni Eq4 ... the 7TE ota will ride solid on either of these mounts. 

 

Personally I use the clamshell ring and my spare Unitron #114 mount with my 7TE-5 with good results.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

 

Looks like I already have a pair of the Canon rings. I'll just need to add some felt to make them work.


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Posted 08 June 2020 - 02:36 PM

You also might find pipe hangers that fit. Just felt the inside of them.


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