Thanks Andrew. I don't have a dome but would assume as long as the
widest overall separation of either scope from the centerline of the
Dec axis in PARK 3 isn't less than 13.5" in your case you should be
fine. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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On 3/8/2021 11:02 AM, Andrew Jones
Great Videos. Thanks for sharing. A quick question if you don't
mind. I have seen it mentioned several times here on the forum,
that if someone plans on using a second scope for guiding (rather
than an OAG) then ring mounting the guides scope to the primary
OTA is not a good idea due to flexure. I heard that it is better
to either mount the guide scope directly on the focuser using
something like AP's 10 x 60 Vario Finder with Quick Release Guider
Bracket Kit. (1060VGKIT) or to use a side-by-side mount like you
show in your videos. I am curious if using a side-by-side setup
would be a problem inside a dome? I have a 8" ExploraDome and I
think the shutter opening is like 27" wide. So I guess as long as
the two scopes do not span a distance more than this width then it
should be OK. I was just curious if you or anyone else here has
experience using a side-by-side in a dome?
Thanks again for sharing the videos. Always exciting to see other
AP Mount setups.