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rodonnell
2003-Jul-23, 02:12 PM
Hi Guy's,

I need some help.

I already have a 10" Meade reflector on a dob base.

I've just bought a 3" Unitron 1200mm focal length refractor Optical Tube Assembly. Ideal for the upcoming Mars viewing season.

In my haste at purchasing it on Ebay, I did not notice that it did not have a tripod nor mount. Stuoid, I know.

So I'm in the market for a tripod and mount.

I only do visual observing, so I'm considering a AZ-3 mount.

My question is, is this a suitible mount ?

All the people selling them say it is, or advise a more expensive EQ-3 mount which is more than I need.

What do you think ?

Regards


Rod

Don Sevendy
2003-Jul-24, 02:19 PM
1) You could simply strap it to the side of the Dob, counterweighted as necessary.

2) Before you bought the 3" scope, did you try a 3" eccentric (circular) stop on the Dob? This is a cheap way to obtain a small unobstructed aperature with a larger "cheap" Dob. Make the comparison and let us know what you see.