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Actually I suppose for balancing purposes it would help to have it further up. 
I just really don’t want to have to fork out more money!

I find gude scope rings incredibly expensive

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It would be better mounted on the top Losmandy plate

The mount your guidescope is on now looks like the type that is on a rubber ring at the front and a two fixed and one spring loaded at the rear - v. prone to flexure.

Bolted down securely to the top plate would be much better and much easier to balance in all 3 axis.

 

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Can I buy just literal 2 Guide Scope rings and attach ? 
no mini dovetail etc ?

 

ie can they attach directly to the losMandy plate or I need something else? 

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Thanks Astro iboot seems to be on the blink though. 
 

I am using the losMandy plate Just as a mounting plate for power box, autofocus box etc 

 

yes it is a vixen dovetail on the other side that attaches to the HEQ5 pro 

 

thanks 

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1 hour ago, 8324689 said:

Can I buy just literal 2 Guide Scope rings and attach ?

Yes - you might have to do a spot of light drilling and tapping but its far and away the most secure flex free way of mounting your guide scope.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Skipper Billy said:

Yes - you might have to do a spot of light drilling and tapping but its far and away the most secure flex free way of mounting your guide scope.

 

 

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Ok ! Great thanks, can do :) 

Is that a pc ? 
it’s tiny! 
which one if so? 

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So far......
 

I suppose I should solder my own power cables to the exact size...

Pegasus cables are quite long

I only need about 5 cm between the hub and the power box!

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38 minutes ago, 8324689 said:

suppose I should solder my own power cables to the exact size...

Pegasus cables are quite long

I only need about 5 cm between the hub and the power box!

The ASIAIR comes with some short cables, don't know if ZWO sell then separately.

Dave

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19 minutes ago, 8324689 said:

Thanks but If I can find parts they cost hardly anything to make perfect size ones. For approx £12

You're probably not using the right search term, you'd need to confirm the internal dimension but it's usually something like 5.5 OD 2.1ID plenty of solder versions around...

for example: https://www.mouser.co.uk/Connectors/Power-Connectors/DC-Power-Connectors/_/N-axitt?No=25&P=1z0wxf2Z1z0wxfc

There are right-angle ones on that link too but I suspect it would be neater to cut down an existing right-angle lead and solder a straight barrel connector on to it. 

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36 minutes ago, jiberjaber said:

You're probably not using the right search term, you'd need to confirm the internal dimension but it's usually something like 5.5 OD 2.1ID plenty of solder versions around...

for example: https://www.mouser.co.uk/Connectors/Power-Connectors/DC-Power-Connectors/_/N-axitt?No=25&P=1z0wxf2Z1z0wxfc

There are right-angle ones on that link too but I suspect it would be neater to cut down an existing right-angle lead and solder a straight barrel connector on to it. 

Spot on ! 
thanks 

Did not not see these! 

I have all the equipment inc heat gun and heat shrink so this is perfect !

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