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?
Classic C6 Lugs
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.
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?
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.
Edited by mpsteidle, 08 May 2021 - 10:08 AM.
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.