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    Default Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure



    I have a line on an open box Meade 80mm Adventure telescope which I want to mount to my 12" LX200R. The Meade Losmandy-Style Dovetail Rail Assembly for 12" should work with my OTA, but I am wondering what type/size rings would be best for the Adventure scope. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Most 80mm scopes have a OTA with an outside diameter ~ 87mm. Orion sells a variety of rings in various sizes.

    Don't forget the thickness of the felt when searching for the correct size.
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Scopestuff has many different styles/ sized rings, just measure the diameter of the tube and look up the ring size on the chart. ScopeStuff
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Felt? I need to line the interior of the rings with felt?
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Some come with the rings already lined, it keeps the metal on the rings from scratching the paint on the tube.
    If you have to slide the scope in the rings you would scratch it up fairly quickly.
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Thank you, Gabby. I just placed my order.
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by LD50x View Post
    Thank you, Gabby. I just placed my order.
    I hope you got the oversized rings with the three point centering option instead of the tight fitting rings. If you're going to use the scope for guiding you need to be able to point it at a close guide star but not directly at the target you are imaging so you need to be able to move the scope in the rings.
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    I purchased the "piggyback kit" (PIGY-40) at ScopesStuff. They are 4" felt lined rings with three-point adjustment screws: ScopeStuff
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by LD50x View Post
    I purchased the "piggyback kit" (PIGY-40) at ScopesStuff. They are 4" felt lined rings with three-point adjustment screws: ScopeStuff
    Good call, that's exactly what I use to piggyback my ST80 or ST90 on my 8" LX200.
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    Default Re: Rings for Meade 80mm Adventure

    Rings with adjustment screws are so old fashioned. Skywatcher guidescope adjustable base.
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