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Re: Piggyback on SCT


Apr 5, 2003

 


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#14655 Apr 5, 2003

Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as DR125s

piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate for a

guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a web

site.



Thanks,



Tom



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#14657 Apr 5, 2003

Tom,



Use the same plate you would to mount the C8 to your G-11 (assuming you

have a G-11, if you have a GM-8 then get the plate for the G-11 instead).



For my C8 I got the DC8, DR108 (for my TV-76) and DR160 (for my StarMax

127mm).



I don't have a picture of the TV-76 piggyback on my web pages, the

equipment page only shows the scope in rings

(www.digitalastro.com/equipment.html) but that makes for a nice close

up shot.



However, if you go to my public folder, I have pictures of my scopes set

up on the G-11 in my Kendrick tent, there you can clearly see the TV-76

piggyback (www.digitalastro.com/public/KendrickTent/P0003609.jpg).



Mounting a 2nd scope piggyback requires a lot more counterweight than

mounting side-by-side...keep that in mind when you calculate your

counterweight requirements.



Forrest Egan

fegan@...

www.digitalastro.com



-----Original Message-----

From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@...]

Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 5:41 PM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback on SCT





Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as DR125s

piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate for a

guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a web

site.



Thanks,



Tom



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#14658 Apr 5, 2003

Yes Forrest, I have a G-11. I assume then I just have to find a pair

of C8 radius blocks to mount on the plate and mount it upside down on

the top of the OTA...



Tom

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Forrest Egan" fegan@b...> wrote:

> Tom,

>

> Use the same plate you would to mount the C8 to your G-11

(assuming you

> have a G-11, if you have a GM-8 then get the plate for the G-11

instead).

>

> For my C8 I got the DC8, DR108 (for my TV-76) and DR160 (for my

StarMax

> 127mm).

>

> I don't have a picture of the TV-76 piggyback on my web pages, the

> equipment page only shows the scope in rings

> (www.digitalastro.com/equipment.html) but that makes for a

nice close

> up shot.

>

> However, if you go to my public folder, I have pictures of my

scopes set

> up on the G-11 in my Kendrick tent, there you can clearly see the TV-76

> piggyback

(www.digitalastro.com/public/KendrickTent/P0003609.jpg).

>

> Mounting a 2nd scope piggyback requires a lot more counterweight than

> mounting side-by-side...keep that in mind when you calculate your

> counterweight requirements.

>

> Forrest Egan

> fegan@d...

> www.digitalastro.com

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@t...]

> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 5:41 PM

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback on SCT

>

>

> Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as DR125s

> piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate for a

> guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a web

> site.

>

> Thanks,

>

> Tom



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#14659 Apr 5, 2003

Tom,



When I ordered my DC8 it shipped with the radius blocks.



Or, do you have a 'spare' plate w/o radius blocks? If so, give Scott a

call about the radius blocks.



Forrest Egan

fegan@...

www.digitalastro.com



-----Original Message-----

From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@...]

Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 7:10 PM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback on SCT





Yes Forrest, I have a G-11. I assume then I just have to find a pair

of C8 radius blocks to mount on the plate and mount it upside down on

the top of the OTA...



Tom

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Forrest Egan" fegan@b...> wrote:

> Tom,

>

> Use the same plate you would to mount the C8 to your G-11 (assuming you

> have a G-11, if you have a GM-8 then get the plate for the G-11 instead).

>

> For my C8 I got the DC8, DR108 (for my TV-76) and DR160 (for my StarMax

> 127mm).

>

> I don't have a picture of the TV-76 piggyback on my web pages, the

> equipment page only shows the scope in rings

> (www.digitalastro.com/equipment.html) but that makes for a nice

close

> up shot.

>

> However, if you go to my public folder, I have pictures of my scopes set

> up on the G-11 in my Kendrick tent, there you can clearly see the TV-76

> piggyback (www.digitalastro.com/public/KendrickTent/P0003609.jpg).

>

> Mounting a 2nd scope piggyback requires a lot more counterweight than

> mounting side-by-side...keep that in mind when you calculate your

> counterweight requirements.

>

> Forrest Egan

> fegan@d...

> www.digitalastro.com

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@t...]

> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 5:41 PM

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback on SCT

>

>

> Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as DR125s

> piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate for a

> guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a web

> site.

>

> Thanks,

>

> Tom







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#14662 Apr 5, 2003

Forrest,



I presently have the DR125s mounted on a DC8 on one side of the DSBS

plate but no radius blocks. I am sure I can get a set on

Astromart...Thanks for all the help,



Tom

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Forrest Egan" fegan@b...> wrote:

> Tom,

>

> When I ordered my DC8 it shipped with the radius blocks.

>

> Or, do you have a 'spare' plate w/o radius blocks? If so, give

Scott a

> call about the radius blocks.

>

> Forrest Egan

> fegan@d...

> www.digitalastro.com

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@t...]

> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 7:10 PM

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback on SCT

>

>

> Yes Forrest, I have a G-11. I assume then I just have to find a pair

> of C8 radius blocks to mount on the plate and mount it upside down on

> the top of the OTA...

>

> Tom

>

> --- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Forrest Egan" fegan@b...>

wrote:

> > Tom,

> >

> > Use the same plate you would to mount the C8 to your G-11

(assuming you

> > have a G-11, if you have a GM-8 then get the plate for the G-11

instead).

> >

> > For my C8 I got the DC8, DR108 (for my TV-76) and DR160 (for my

StarMax

> > 127mm).

> >

> > I don't have a picture of the TV-76 piggyback on my web pages, the

> > equipment page only shows the scope in rings

> > (www.digitalastro.com/equipment.html) but that makes for a nice

> close

> > up shot.

> >

> > However, if you go to my public folder, I have pictures of my

scopes set

> > up on the G-11 in my Kendrick tent, there you can clearly see the

TV-76

> > piggyback

(www.digitalastro.com/public/KendrickTent/P0003609.jpg).

> >

> > Mounting a 2nd scope piggyback requires a lot more counterweight

than

> > mounting side-by-side...keep that in mind when you calculate your

> > counterweight requirements.

> >

> > Forrest Egan

> > fegan@d...

> > www.digitalastro.com

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: wa1vta01452 [mailto:tloebl@t...]

> > Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 5:41 PM

> > To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback on SCT

> >

> >

> > Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as DR125s

> > piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate for a

> > guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a web

> > site.

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > Tom



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#14673 Apr 6, 2003

Kevin,



I have been using a DSBS plate with a C8 on one side and a Celestron

First scope 80 for guiding on the other side, using "your prefereed

method" of securing the rings on the dovetail plate permanently

without sliders. Do you, or anyone else out there, have opinions

about which is the superior arrangenment in order to improve guiding:

the guidescope piggybacked on the C8 (less weight but further out on

the mount with greater counterweight) or on the DSBS, in both cases

using permanently mounted rings on a dovetail plate?



Tom



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "kevinbm13" _kevin1231@e...>

wrote: > The standard DC8 plate that includes radius blocks will work

fine. > Then the guidescope rings will slide right on the dovetail, or you

> can use rigid rings, and dovetail adapters which is my preferred

> method.

>

> Good luck.

> Kevin

>

> --- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "wa1vta01452" tloebl@t...>

> wrote:

> > Has anyone found an easy way to mount a set of rings such as

> DR125s

> > piggyback on a C8 or C11 to eliminate the need for a DSBS plate

> for a

> > guide scope? Pictures would be great if you can point me to a

web > > site.

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > Tom



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