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Peter_D

Mounting solution for Eq piggyback?

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Hi,

I have an older Vixen GPE mount with rings for a 114mm reflector. I want to piggyback a smaller 60mm refractor on these rings. I want to be able to remove the piggybacked scope and any fasteners easily.

I thought I found a solution with these 1/4" to 1/4" male adapters but what I gave found is a) difficult to get the piggybacked scope pointing straight ahead without over tightening the adapter b) the p.back scope is very low and c) (linked to a)) the fastener is subsequently extremely difficult to remove.

Please, does anyone have a better solution?

Many thanks,

Peter

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What you need are guide scope rings like these:
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adm-vixen-type-v-series/adm-rings-on-v-series-dovetail-adapters.html
You need those to be able to change the view of the guide scope slightly if no guide star is available 
edit: or line the second scope out with the main scope

and one of these on the main scope:
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adm-vixen-type-v-series/adm-vixen-style-universal-dovetail-bars.html
In this way you can balance the guide scope easily and also easily remove it.

Afbeeldingsresultaten voor telescope with guide scope

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