Why is my finder scope upsidedown?
Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:22 PM
Has anyone else had this issue? Anyone know how i could fix this?
Also just recently got a camera mount for my DSLR. I have no idea how to mount it to the OTA nor did it come with any instructions, which puzzles me?
Please help me........
Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:28 PM
What optical tube do you have on your LX 80? Let us start with that.
Once we have that piece of information, maybe some of the others with similar scopes can chime in.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:33 PM
Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:19 AM
Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:30 AM
Also any ideas how to mount the piggyback bracket to the OTA?
Hopefully without having to drill holes in it.....
Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:15 PM
Disclaimer: I am going by what I have read about the mount and not from actual experience. I do not have one of those nor have I used one.
As far as the camera goes, I am wondering if it could be mounted on the opposite end of the shaft from the telescope. As for mounting it on the telescope, JMI makes a "shoe" that goes in place of the finder. It is specifically built with holes in the right place for Meade telescopes. They have two shoes for two different brands of conventional finder brackets. Possibly, there is a bracket out there that can be screwed into the mounting hole on the bottom of your camera.
These are just guesses on my part. Hope they help.
Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:16 AM
You say you did not get it with the ACF, did you get it with the APO or the SC?
And the 8" OTA is it a Meade or a different model?
Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:18 AM
Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:10 AM
I believe he is using the Meade SC, 8 inch, which came with the mount.
Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:53 AM
Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:02 AM
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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