Re: Takahashi TOA-150 on AP 900GTO ?

Joe Mize

Niels, if you do have a plate made one of the most critical aspects you'll have to remember is the "exact" alignment of the holes
for the attachment of both the mount and the OTA. You want to maintian orthanoglity. Choose a 'good' machinest...joe :)

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From : nfoldager[]
Sent : 4/26/2007 5:48:11 AM
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Subject : RE: [ap-gto] Takahashi TOA-150 on AP 900GTO ?

I want to attach my Takahashi TOA-150 refractor to my 900GTO.

I could purchase an appropriate dovetail and a Losmandy saddle.

However, the quick release is not important as this will be a
permanent setup.

Should I make a heavy aluminum base plate for the TAK rings and scrue
it directly on the 900GTO?

Can such a plate be purchased? (I cannot CNC machine it myself)

I imagine that such a plate will be even more rugged than a dovetail-
saddle system, but may be wrong. What do you think? Any experiences?

Any suggestion or comment is highly appreciated.

Best regards,

Niels Foldager

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