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Subject:	Need info to mount DSX-125 on LXD-75
Sent:	Friday, April 17, 2009 08:34:23
From:	Krishnadas Kootale (ckkrish@gmail.com)
I  would like to mount a DSX-125 OTA on an LXD-75 mount.  I have the
OTA, and the mount is on its way - I haven't seen one up close yet, so I
am still figuring out what is what using documentation available from
Meade.

The OTA is mounted on a Meade (DS?) single arm alt-az mount. There is a
base plate which appears permanently fixed to the bottom of the OTA. The
base plate is screwed on to the fork arm to mount it on the DS mount.  I
wonder, now this is probably a very stupid question, if the OTA's base
plate will directly go into the LXD75 mount's saddle, or I need to get
addtional accessories such as rings/dovetail?  If the latter, any specs
on what exactly to get would be immensely helpful.
 
Best regards,
 
Sincerely,
Krishnadas
Mike here: The article "ETX-125 on a LXD75 Mount" on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page should help you.

And:

Thanks!  What a quick response!

Krishnadas

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