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johnmathew

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Need advice on telescope mounts
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:30:17 AM »
Quite a while ago my dadís school were giving away a telescope that they didnít need, so he took it but it didnít come with anything but the the telescope itself. Iíve tried looking into suitable mounts for it but donít really know what Iím looking for. What I know is mounts have weight limitations so it would have to be able to carry at least 6.1kgs. I would like to try to spend as little money as possible but I appreciate this may not be possible if I wanted a good quality. Can you suggest any good mounts for these requirements? Might it be worth buying them second hand to make them cheaper? If you need more information about the telescope please ask and Iíll try to answer. Thanks in advance!

CraigG

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Re: Need advice on telescope mounts
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 01:32:50 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum!

Well, you have lots of choices for mounts that can manage a telescope of that weight. First of all though, what type of scope is it?...a refractor or a reflector? Brand name maybe?

-Craig

johnsmith101

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Re: Need advice on telescope mounts
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2019, 07:10:01 AM »
Depends on what kind of telescope it is. Do you have any pictures or can you read the label on it?
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