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Mount Zenithstar61 on Explore Sientific 127 APO for Guiding

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#1 SkyObserver88

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 02:40 AM

Hello at all,

 

i tried to find a solution on the internet but without luck.
Now i have to ask you and hope you can help me :-)

I use a William Optics Zenithstar61 for Guiding on my Explore Sientific 127 APO, but will be flexible to use this scope also standalone for imaging with my ASI1600MM.
Now iam searching for a mounting solution that lets me plug and play the Z61 on the ES 127 toolfree.

At the moment it is temporarly mounted directly with the screws in the William Optics dovetailplate (see pictures).
But this is not really quick.

Found while my research some bulky plates, but i would prefer a slim solution that adds not much space between the scopes.

Do you have an idea how to solve this and can point me to a mountplate that fits my needs?

 

Your help is much appreciated!
Daniel

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:45 AM

Drop one of these to the top and mount it to the scope rings and then just put your scope on top?

 

It is long enough to allow you to space the mounting rings of your scope apart so as not to stress the OTA, reasonable weight given the dimensions, in stock and close to you!



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:16 AM

Thank you Nick.

 

Its a good point, but i good a better idea:

What do you think of this?

One for both rings and happy imaging.

Will it fit the William Optics Dovetail?



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:24 AM

If you decide to leave the William optics dovetail on the rings, then yes, you need a clamp to put the scope on top, but then you will need a second dovetail for the scope, so that you can mount the scope to the Baader Clamp. This will increase the distance between your ES 127 and WO61 as you will need a second dovetail in the mix and your setup will be:

 

ES Scope - Rings - WO dovetail - Baader Clamp - Scope dovetail - WO scope

 

Vs what I recommend which is:

 

ES Scope - Rings - Artesky Clamp - Scope dovetail - WO scope

 

Price difference is 14 Euro and weight penalty is additional 27 grams if you go for the Artesky Clamp Vs the Baader one. Personally, I prefer the flexibility offered by the longer Artesky Clamp in terms of having a platform to mount stuff, but your solution works equally well!

 

EDIT: And yes, you can mount the Baader Clamp on the WO dovetail!



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 12:01 PM

Hi,

 

This is what works for me - mounting rings attached directly to the ES handle.

 

 

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 02:58 PM

or another option:

 

https://pl.aliexpres...3c00995wqG&mp=1



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:11 PM

Hello guys, sorry for my late answer.

Today i got the last pieces.

This is now the solution, its very slim and fast to handle.

Thank you both for your help!

Daniel

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