Mounting a Celestron C5 Spotting Scope

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    January, 2014
Mounting a Celestron C5 Spotting Scope
Posted by papamoose on Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:06 PM

PaPa Moose here:  For the past 15 years (I think) I have had a Celestron C5 Spotting scope and now wish to put in on a small equatorial mount.  Not knowing what it call it, this scope has some kind of mounting plate on the bottom which looks like it should slide into some type of dove tail fitting.  I know these fittings come in different sizes.  Does anyone know for sure that the one mounted on my scope will fit unaltered on to something like one of the Orion less expensive mounts or will some type of adapter be necessary.  Nothing in my instruction booklet gives me any options.  Thank you for your help.

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Posted by Antitax on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:02 AM

   Hi. My 1993 C5 has that dovetail rail (Vixen standard, 43mm at the widest), and fits my Sky-Watcher EQ-3 mount without adapter.

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Posted by papamoose on Monday, January 13, 2014 6:41 PM

YesYesBen, thank you so much for the reply.  Now that I know what I'm dealing with, I have found several mounts which apply this standard.  Thanks again for taking the time to educate me.

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    March, 2014
Posted by Projecto on Friday, March 28, 2014 10:34 AM

I also have a C5 Spotting scope and just bought an Omni tripod with Equatorial Mount.  Can you tell me if you needed an adapter?  I can't figure out how to mount the scope.

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