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    Default ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?



    My guiderscope mounts on a standard finderscope bracket, but of course, the ED80 comes with the infamous "T" base.
    Is there a suitable replacement ? What are you guys using ?
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    I've put a small vixen style on all my scopes. The kind that Orion and others use so I can just swap guide scopes in the stalk from main scope to scope. Also swap from a illuminated finder to my autoguider set up.

    https://www.amazon.com/Orion-7214-Do...elescope+orion
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    That's juuust what I need, do you know of one that fits on the ED80?
    Scopes: 1- Astro-Tech 8" Astrograph newt. 2- Celestron C8 3- Explore Scientific AR-102 4- Explore Scientific ED80 5- AWB One Sly baby newt 6- No-name guiderscope
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Cheaper at scopestuff. If your not sure of the exact size just give a call, very helpful
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoyenny View Post
    That's juuust what I need, do you know of one that fits on the ED80?
    Just go to the link Gabby has posted and choose a hole pattern. ScopeStuff is a great company.
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Ditto on Scopestuff. Good selection of Meade/ES brackets.
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Plenty of them available:
    Search results for: 'finder shoe'
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Good luck on the quest for the new part!
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    Default Re: ED80 Replacement finder base/bracket?

    Thank you guys for all the input
    Scopes: 1- Astro-Tech 8" Astrograph newt. 2- Celestron C8 3- Explore Scientific AR-102 4- Explore Scientific ED80 5- AWB One Sly baby newt 6- No-name guiderscope
    Binos: 1- Zhumell 25x100 monster binos 2- Harbor Freight $20 incredibly good binos
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    MIsc other gear that fills all the space in my truck when loading for observation ...

 

 

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