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C5 and Vixen Polaris

Started by fct-150, 03/04/2013 11:39PM
Posted 03/04/2013 11:39PM Opening Post
Does anybody out there in forumland know if a C5 can be made to mount atop a Vixen Polaris mount? I have completed my dream Polaris mount (you don't know how hard it is to find an MD-5 system!) and I've always wanted to put a C5 on one for convenient travel. Any suggestions? Thanx!

VMO

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Posted 03/09/2013 03:38PM #1
I don't see why not. As long as the mount has the Vixen style dovetail mount receiver and the corresponding dovetail on the ota you are good to go.

Walt
Posted 03/11/2013 03:31AM #2
Andy Sedlacek said:

Does anybody out there in forumland know if a C5 can be made to mount atop a Vixen Polaris mount? I have completed my dream Polaris mount (you don't know how hard it is to find an MD-5 system!) and I've always wanted to put a C5 on one for convenient travel. Any suggestions? Thanx!

VMO

The Polaris doesn't have a dovetail so you need to modify it somehow. Rather than a dovetail, a pair of rings bolted directly to the Polaris may be more practical because it allows the tube be rotated so the finder can be moved to a more workable position. With the rings, you just leave them on the scope.

Rings for a C-5 are not so easy to find. I am looking for a pair to mount my deforked Nexstar 5 on a Vixen Portamount or a Mizar EQ, they are 146mm. The only thing so far I have found that might work are at Scopestuff, they are 5.7 inches is about 145mm.

Jon