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C8 a SCT how to mount guidescope?

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I have a Celestron C8 A SCT. How would I mount my Orion 80mm guidescope to it? The scope has the wide vixen?  Style dovetail. No rings. Thanks for the help.

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U need big rings like 120mm that have 3 screws that can screw in and out so your scope has freedom to move in any direction. 

Then it sits on a much thicker rail that can slide up and down then it also has curved smaller bar the mounts onto your 8 inch sct

With all that weight u will need 8 inch counter bar and weights under the ota or it wont balance, and I do mean alot balance.

I had that setup on my 10 in sct

I hope it's not on an alt goto cause wont work on that mount or lx65 mount.

Has to be EQ version or double fork arm setup 

Joejaguar 

Edited by joe aguiar

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Search and you will find that there are kits from ADM (etc) for attaching a second dovetail to various sizes of SCT using screw positions already provided in the end castings. Then you clamp your choice of rings to the second dovetail.

The second bar also makes a great handle for manhandling the OTA.

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