Last updated: 31 December 2006
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Subject: AR5 Rings Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:23:58 From: Dave Street (firstname.lastname@example.org) I am going nuts trying to find an extra set of LXD55 AR5 cradle rings. Just got the OTA from the factory outlet site to find that there were no bolt holes on The top of the ring. On my SN10 OTA, I have bolt holes on the bottom and top of the rings, so I was able To affix losmandy dovetails to both sides. This way I can attach a guide scope on top. I've seen others use and extra set of rings flipped over in order to get dovetails on both sides of the AR5. The only problem is, that I can't find another set of rings. Telescope Warehouse doesn't have them, And Meade doesn't stock them. Scopestuff rings are too rickety. None on astromart. Any Ideas where I can find a spare set of cradle rings? Let me know if you have any ideas, DaveMike here: Other than trying Losmandy, got me. You have exhausted all my other suggestions!
We'll, I was afraid of that. Thanks for responding. You know, I could get parallax rings for $160 but heck, that half what I paid for the OTA. I'm may go ahead and buy some scope stuff rings and just try to cinch them down while waiting for spare cradle rings to pop up. If you run across anyone who wants to sell their cradle rings, keep me in mind. Thanks, Dave www.astrodave.com
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