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Old 18-10-2021, 05:23 PM
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Red face Explore Scientific Finder Scope Mount

Hey All,

I have and Explore Scientific ED80 scope with an odd mount. Adapters can be purchased to accommodate a standard dove tail mount but dont appear to be available through AU retailers.

I am wondering if anyone has an adapter or solved this through another option.

Image 1: Explore Scientific Mount:
https://explorescientificusa.com/pro...plet-refractor

Image 2: Example of a Baader mount footing that appears to work and can be ordered through US/UK retailers
https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/2...racket-change/

noted that i could probably 3d scan or fabricate something up.

Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.
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Hello! I have an Explore Scientific/Bresser 127/1900 Maksutov, and with one of their proprietary types of finder-bases...

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I get my own Vixen-type finder-shoes here...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...6bce4c4dPGstmb

...and dirt-cheap, as you can see.

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But if you'd rather order from close to home...

https://www.ozscopes.com.au/skywatch...cope-base.html

https://www.bintel.com.au/product/bi...tail-base-sct/

https://www.bintel.com.au/product/zwo-finder-shoe/

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You could go with the ES finder rings. None in stock right now but ProAstroz sells them.
https://proastroz.com/products/explo...tandard-height
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Old 19-10-2021, 12:09 PM
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ProAstroz

Hey there. thanks for your response. i called proAstroz and they had one in stock! Woohoo. thanks for your insights.
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Never trust what the website says.

Glad you got one.
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