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  1. Hey I've just acquired the following: obviously not immediately compatible with my EdgeHD, but I'm betting that there should be a canny way of attaching the finder to the guidescope mount and that in turn to the rear cell of the Edge. Anybody got any ideas, I'm looking for inspiration :-) Kind Regards Paul J.
  2. Ok, so this is a follow up to my earlier post, I’ve almost convinced myself to pull the trigger on The Avalon X-Guider, http://www.avalon-instruments.com/products/x-guider-telescope-guide but I’m hoping for some feedback from SGL members before I make the final commit. Looking at the animation on the Avalon website the operation looks pretty slick however there is one area that concerns me and that is initial alignment of the device with the optical axis of the main OTA. It appears that this is wholly dependent on the mechanical attachment to the OTA, in my case this will be the X-Guider Vixen clamp to Vixen (CGE) dovetail bar. Is there an ability to fine tune this attachment with the X-Guider in addition to the normal Alt-Az adjustment. Is this even an issue to concern myself with? Also what is the build quality and function actually like in the flesh, it’s too easy these days to be fooled by glossy web-site advertising? Would also appreciate additional feedback from anyone who uses the X-Guider. I will be going for the clamp top and bottom variation as this seems the cleanest solution for attachment to my existing setup. In addition to the X-Guider I will need to purchase a dovetail bar for attachment of my finder rings to the X-Guider, some recommendations in this area would also be welcome, although I think the 140mm Primaluce Labs bar looks ideal for this purpose (being of similar livery). Kind Regards Paul.
  3. Ok, so here it is, I’m quite fed up with clumsy thumbscrew adjustment of my finderscope, so I’ve decided to get a guidescope mount that provides proper alt-az adjustment. So I’m looking for recommendations for a lightweight guidescope mount. I have looked at the Skywatcher offering, but this is a whopping 900 grams I’m thinking I’d like something closer to 500g or less if possible. The intention is to mount my 80mm Altair Astro Maxi-Finder on this device. Note the mount will be used for classical finder scope activity so the resulting kit doesn’t need the tight tolerances that would be required for an AP setup. I'm not to sure about attachment requirements. I'm assuming that attachment will be something along the lines of: Scope Standard Vixen dovetail bar Dovetail clamp Guidescope Mount Dovetail attachment Finderscope Kind Regards Paul.
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