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Old 25-10-2020, 04:27 PM
Startrek (Martin)
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No I used a Losmandy DUP14 to support the OTA and then straight onto the EQ6-R mount
The Orion 60mm guide scope with its little dovetail bar was mounted to an Orion narrow dovetail mounting plate 340mm x 44W x 15H and this was screwed to the tube rings
All fixing hardware was grade 316 stainless steel Allen head cap screws M6 and M8 etc...
Attached are photos of my Sydney scope , a 6” f6 newt, but the 8” f5 newt down the coast has a similar set up ( same 60mm guide scope and camera etc... )
I researched for 6 months before I bought the 8” f5 , looked at Skywatcher etc.. but in the end bought the Bintel GSO as I like their dual speed focusers , they are designed and engineered a bit better plus I’ve had the 6” f6 Bintel GSO for 4 years so had a bit of experience with that brand

Good luck with everything
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