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    I recently purchased a used Orion SkyView Deluxe mount that has no RA circle on it. It seems as though there are some people that really know there stuff around here so I figured I'd ask if anyone had any ideas for acquiring/making a new one. It also did not come with the polar scope, which is no big deal, but I'd really like to replace the RA circle.

    The mount seems great for a beginner like myself that is trying to get familiar with manual EQ mounts. If pictures help I can add some. I wouldn't mind putting a polar scope in it either but I wouldn't know where to start as far as knowing what will fit. I might have to get custom on that too. Thanks!

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    I look upon the setting circles of my mounts as something to pretty much ignore, TK.
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    Ditto,here. Have the same mount,but,never used the setting circles.

 

 

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