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Posts Made By: Scott Anderson

May 10, 2006 08:37 AM Forum: TeleVue

Encoders from Gibralter fit Telepod/

Posted By Scott Anderson

Just a quick question, does encoders from a Gibralter mount fit a telepod mount?


November 15, 2006 11:41 AM Forum: TeleVue

Old Ranger Rebuild Project

Posted By Scott Anderson

Does any company make a focuser that will fit on a Ranger?
I have an old one that if I could remove the focuser and replace it with quality after-market one I think it would be a better scope. I just never could get use to the original helix one.

I think a couple of years ago there was a thread about taking a Ranger apart for some other reason, cleaning I think. Are those slotless screwheads just screws with their slots covered ?

Just a thought. Thanks for any input.


January 2, 2007 11:38 AM Forum: Mounts

Vixen Skypod Mount

Posted By Scott Anderson

Just saw that OPT is offerring the Vixen Skypod mount for $900. Does anyone know about this mount? Does it work in the cold? Would it be better than a telepod with DSCs?
I'm thinking of using it for my Ranger which I use only visually and have NO plans for any form of pictures ever.



February 9, 2007 12:15 PM Forum: Reflectors


Posted By Scott Anderson

Tough question?
Is it better to get a 8" Portaball or a 12" Lightbridge?
Money/size differences vs. quality optics/design.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Hope to order something soon.

Thanks Scott

February 13, 2007 12:04 PM Forum: Reflectors

T-scope or Portaball

Posted By Scott Anderson

Just another quick question:

What's your thoughts, 14" t-scope or 8" portaball?

April 24, 2007 12:30 PM Forum: Mounts

Vixen Skypod mount

Posted By Scott Anderson

Anyone with first hand knowledge of one of these units?

I'm thinking of mounting a TV Ranger on one of these. Any help would be appreciated.



October 2, 2007 10:01 AM Forum: Mounts

ioptron goto mount

Posted By Scott Anderson

Does anyone know anything about these? See the latest Sky & Telescope.

March 7, 2008 07:45 AM Forum: Reflectors

12" Lightbridge & Pararcorr

Posted By Scott Anderson


Would there be a big diffrence using a Pararcoor on a 12" LightBridge, visual use only?

Thanks as always,


March 13, 2008 07:52 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Low power eyepiece for CA reflector

Posted By Scott Anderson

I have a 3.6" CA (clear aperture) Orion reflector with 1 1/4" eyepiece holder. I'm very impressed with. I'm wondering what eyepiece would give me the lowest power therefore the widest view.

Is there a "shadow" problem being that the diagnol is not in the optic path? Does the size of the diagnol mirrot limit it?


March 13, 2009 11:39 AM Forum: Eyepieces

Focuser size

Posted By Scott Anderson

I have a newish Orion reflector andthe focuser tube is around 1.638" inside diameter. What is this for?