Re: Help identify this mount
To be honest, where you guys are out there, you're not going to need anything much larger than an 8" anyway, the 11" CPC GPS is a great scope, goto, tracking, easy setup with built in GPS and whatnot. Weighs less, and you can take it down and lock it up when it's not in use. Also, it's small enough that you can bring it around to troop meetings and teach adults how to use it, and even have a brief work up and warm up for their Astronomy Merit Badge. The telescope can be used for the 3 hour observation requirement. But you can use it to explain how things work, how the sky is laid out, and such.
Should note that I'm an Alumni from Troop 634 and an Eagle Scout lol. Astronomy isn't the most selected merit badge ever, would be a neat thing to get your scouts into. If you want any extra info or the like, I'm nearby really. Hit me up in a PM if you like.
Oh, and the holes on the base of a CPC are 3.25" from the center hole to the outer hole on the triangular arrangement. Which isn't far off from what I see in the picture there. It looks as though the base of the fork would mount using the inside 3 holes. The pictures here are of my wedge for reference.
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If you have any questions about what I've posted, or follow-up questions feel free to PM me. Miserum est nihil proficientem angi.
Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 8SE Accessories: SkyScout w/SkyScout Connect (awesome), Celestron Hd Pro Wedge, Drafting Stool, Telrad, Dew Shield/heater, F6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector, Vibration Suppression Pads. Imaging Hardware: Nikon d300s, nikon d70, Eye-Fi Wireless Transmit card, MC-30 & MC-35 release cable. Software: Stellarium, Cartes du Ciel, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Nikon Camera Control Pro 2, AstroPlanner.