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Old 11-06-2008, 04:52 PM
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Tandum / Side by side Scope Mounting

Anyone have any great ideas for an economical way to mount two refractors side by side, in my case on an EQ5 mount.


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Old 11-06-2008, 06:25 PM
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A Tandum mount eh

This is the one I have been looking at :
https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=7821
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:43 PM
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Hi,

I made up my own with two of these https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Images/Stock/7842X.jpg screwed onto the vixen dovetail I had. This worked fine for my Meade 5000 ED80 imaging and Saxon 70mm achro guiding.

Total cost 120 bucks including the dovetail.

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Old 12-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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Get an offcut of Aluminium Flat (about 10mm thick) cut to the desired size , and make your own with a dovetail bar for your mount attached to the bottom.

This will be cheap as chips.
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Hi Trevor,
One I use on my EQ5 is from Matthew Lovell @ Telescopes and Astronomy, pic is about 1/3 way down page...
http://www.telescopes-astronomy.com.au/
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:48 PM
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Trying to mount a 120mm enxt to an 80mm with camera

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Hi Trevor,
One I use on my EQ5 is from Matthew Lovell @ Telescopes and Astronomy, pic is about 1/3 way down page...
http://www.telescopes-astronomy.com.au/
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Thanks for this Doug!
Just spoke with Matthew on the phone and ordered the side by side setup for my G11.
Very nice fellow to deal with too
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Old 16-06-2008, 03:36 PM
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Trevor It all come to how handy one is in the shed, so to speak, one can save may hundreds of dollars and make all sorts of things for the set-up.

I have a triple side by side all home made and it works a treat.

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nice set up there Leon!

and I LOVE the sign near the door.. I need one saying "have you flipped the flip mirror?"
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Steve, a very important little sign, It is a close fit when I move the Observatory, and that sign hits me in the face as soon as I open the front door.

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Leon a fab setup. I wish i had your shed, tools and the talent to use. I would like to get something like the Robin Casidy Triad bar.
http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/tandem.html


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Old 16-06-2008, 09:12 PM
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Hi Tandum,

I just bought the side-by-side plate from Bintel that Tandum mentions, it turned up first thing this morning. My ED80 and the celestron 6" SCT fit neatly on it, and it feels quite solid. So far so good.

But the skies aren't clear :-(
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Old 17-06-2008, 01:00 PM
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Ok I decided that $150-300 was not in the budget at the moment, so I decided to make my own dove tail and mounting plates for $20 worth of alum and nuts and bolts plus a few hours labour. I'll post pictures when I get everything finished and balanced but I'm not sure whether my mount will take the 10-12kg's I'll be loading on it. Thanks for you input

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