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    Post Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro



    Hi All:
    I'm interested in the AZ pro mount and have watched the self alignment procedure which rotates the telescope into the Vertical position. I have a BRESSER MESSIER 6" DOBSON which is in effect a Newtonial reflector 675mm long. Would the length of the tube prohibit this type of scope ?

    Ant advice much appreciated. ( I also own an 80 mm Skywatcher equinox which I know would be OK .. but am interested in running two scopes if possible)

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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    This is the mount you are asking about? https://www.ioptron.com/product-p/8900.htm
    If so it "may" strike the tripod when trying to slew to zenith, hard to say from the image. Is there a pier available for the mount?
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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    Hi Drop99. If this is the Ioptron AZ-pro you are looking at, there does seem to be a pier extension available for it which may help in that situation: https://www.highpointscientific.com/...extension-8032
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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    Hi All:
    The scope I have is actually a newtonian tube from a Bresser Messier 150 Dobsonian which comes with Rings an a Vixen bar. It's a really light and practical visual scope. I think the Pier suggestion is the right one .. was just a little worried about the disroportionate cost . However - I will do the research ! - Thank you !

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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    Hi All.. Just a follow up.. That mini Pier Extension looks Perfect.. that will give the extra clearance.. !

    Rgds & Clear skies !

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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    The accessories will always cost more than the actual telescope
    Enjoy the set up.
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    Default Re: Clearance needed with a Newtonian tube with AZ pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
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