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Re: Newbie here...

Started by Thomas Dey, 10/23/2015 04:02PM
Posted 10/23/2015 04:02PM Opening Post
Hi Matthew, A "1-armed fork" likes to have the load hugging the arm closely. The 80mm would be out quite far if to the right of the 8-inch SCT. A link says rated for up to 40 lb. I found one picture where the user had two scopes somehow mounted one on the right and the other on the left of the post. That would be ideal. I don't have this mount in-hand so not familiar with what parts allow that. Tom Dey

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 10/24/2015 04:10PM #1
I was initially interpreting it as an (even bigger) guide scope. Probably just try it and see how it behaves. Keep the tripod feet deployed far apart on solid, level ground so it doesn't try to tip over on the heavy side! Tom

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos