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Gibraltar & G5 Dimensions for Mounting FS128

Started by SJJindra, 04/04/2011 09:07AM
Posted 04/04/2011 09:07AM | Edited 04/04/2011 09:08AM Opening Post
I am looking to mount my FS-128 on a Gibraltar Mount for quick and easy astro and terrestrial setup. Would anyone provide me the measurement from the center alt axis to the top of the bottom plate and the inside saddle dimension from one side to the other for the Gibraltar and for the Gibraltar 5 saddles?

I expect to install a plate (probably to the bottom of the saddle) extending to the forward and the rear, to install the two OTA mounting rings to.

Anyone using this combination or similar? Okay? Problems?

Thanks
Steven JIndra
Posted 04/09/2011 02:39PM #1
Steven Jindra said:

I am looking to mount my FS-128 on a Gibraltar Mount for quick and easy astro and terrestrial setup. Would anyone provide me the measurement from the center alt axis to the top of the bottom plate and the inside saddle dimension from one side to the other for the Gibraltar and for the Gibraltar 5 saddles?

I expect to install a plate (probably to the bottom of the saddle) extending to the forward and the rear, to install the two OTA mounting rings to.

Anyone using this combination or similar? Okay? Problems?

Thanks
Steven JIndra


Telepod head(same as Gibraltar): 2-1/2" from center alt axis to cradle plate. 5-5/16" wide

Gibraltar (5): 2-7/8" and 6-7/16" wide.

I think the FS-128 would be a bit much for the Gibraltar(5) as it's a much larger ota than the NP-127 which it can accommodate. I'd consider a GIRO III with counter weight or something similar.