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About GavinC

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  1. Thanks for all your replies. After quite a bit of digging, and has been pointed out, this is an old scope, I did find the following information here https://www.nexstarsite.com/Reviews/BaaderBrackets.htm that says Baader made an adapter for this mount to take a dovetail. An email to Baader solicited the following reply: "After the GT mount was discontinued some years ago, we stopped production and sold out these items. Because the newer mounts (NexStar SLT) all have such a bracked already built in, there was no need anymore to produce these brackets Very sorry! Perhaps you find something used somewhere" I've posted this here so that if anyone else find themselves in a similar situation both bits of information are in one place. The 80GT scope and mount was actually on a charity shop eBay listing and sold for £10 which, for that price, was probably a bargain if it worked but I didn't bid for it in the end. Thanks again for all your earlier replies. Gavin
  2. Hello, Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about whether it's possible to mount alternative OTAs with a dovetail or rings to the mount that comes with a Celestron Nexstar 80GT? In particular I am wondering about attaching a SW Heritage 130P? I know that Celestron did a 130mm reflecting 'scope on his mount, but it looks to also have that plastic tube clamp, seen on the 80mm image below. Thanks, Gavin
  3. This was also discussed on the BBC's More or Less at the end of January 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06yhfbq
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