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#1 mpsteidle

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:20 PM

I'm curious about the two lugs mounted to the tube of the C6 Newtonians, I believe they are for guide scope mounting?  Does anyone have pictures of these lugs being used for this purpose, and an example of the correct rings?



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:24 PM

Photos? 



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:27 PM

Not my pic, but these.

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 06:13 PM

You'll see those on many older Newtonian Reflectors,  which were EQ Mounted (as opposed to Alt-Az or Dobsonian mounting). Between them a Narrow Rail, or Rod, is usually attached, and to THAT Rail you'll usually find a 'sliding counterweight'.  When balancing the OTA,  especially with Camera attached, the weight is slid along the rail until accurate balance is achieved,  then secured with a set screw.



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 09:28 AM

Hmmm, kind of like radius blocks. I’ve never noticed them on a C6 before. Are you sure they were stock?



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:07 AM

Every older c6 ive seen has had these, j believe the orange ones do as well.  Its just weird becauze there is NEVER anything attached to them.


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:28 AM

I recall a long focal length 60mm guidescope option that mounted to those but only ever saw one once.

 

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