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Mounting bolts for Meade LX200 12''

Started by astrogazing_dove, 06/13/2013 10:39PM
Posted 06/13/2013 10:39PM Opening Post
Hi,
Can someone please advise me on where to buy Tripod mounting bolts and the Latitude bolts and scope base mount bolts to mount the super wedge on the tripod and the scope on the wedge for a meade LX200 12 inch . Any advise greatly appreciated in advance....
Posted 06/14/2013 11:31AM #1
I realize you are seeking a specific Kit or such with all necessary hardware included, but if all else fails, take your wedge & tripod to a local Hardware store & trial-fit for thread size. Preferred Brass or Stainless bolts are weather-resistant at slight cost increase over Cadmium-plated steel hardware, but otherwise function no better; chain-affiliated Hardware stores carry all three types in a large selection of thread sizes & lengths, Metric & American. Rural locations are typically no exception to local availability & even Nylon or brass thumb screws for eyepiece retention are readily found there. Inquire of a clerk for assistance if need be.