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Old 07-07-2021, 08:15 PM
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9.75 inch telescope rings

Just wondering if anyone knows someone who can supply or make a pair of 9.75 inch mounting rings for my Parks 8" ota at a reasonable price? I can get some custom ply ones from TS Express delivered for about $300. Or a set (kit) of ply clamshell rings from Astrogoods (USA) for around $250 delivered.Seems pretty expensive but not many options out there. Maybe I'll just have to cough up? I can't find any commercial sizes (other than expensive parallax).
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Old 27-07-2021, 09:40 PM
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Old 28-07-2021, 09:00 PM
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Old 28-07-2021, 11:13 PM
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Since you mentioned ply rings, it begs the question: do you have a friend who is a cabinet maker or very handy with a router? Ply rings could easily be made from say 25mm or so marine ply, painted in an epoxy paint or whatever suits and lined with 1 to 2mm felt.

Personally I'd rather something in metal. I've seen them come up here in the classifieds and also on cloudynights. Perhaps you should place a wanted advert in the classifieds on IIS.

Good luck.

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Old 29-07-2021, 10:40 AM
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Thanks JA. I don't know any cabinet makers or indeed any keen woodworkers. I have tried to source metal ones but my Parks' tube is larger than other 8" tubes so no GSO, Skywatcher etc. rings that fit. I could get 10 inch scope sizes(around 288mm dia.) but will need roughly 20mm thick spacers to reduce the dia. enough. Yes I might try a wanted ad.
Thannks for your response JA
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Old 30-07-2021, 03:26 PM
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Hi Richard,
I reckon I can help you out here. Send me an email with your phone number in it, and I'll call you about it if you like.


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Old 30-07-2021, 08:51 PM
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Old 30-07-2021, 09:38 PM
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