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Posted by johnjohnson
on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:59 PM
No wonder you are having a hard time figuring out how to mount the drives. The Parks AZ8 is an altitude / azimuth (alt/az) type mount. It's movements are up and down in altitude, left and right in azimuth. The #93523 dual axis drive is for an equitorial mount, specifically the Celestron CG-5 mount. These type mounts are axially pointed to Polaris and the right ascension rotates about the polar axis. The motor drive allows it to track the stars at a sidereal rate. Those motors will not fit on your alt/az mount.
Very nice gift by the way! Send the drives back for a refund if you can, or trade the drive for some other accessories (eyepieces or a good barlow lens).
20" F5 Obsession, OMI mirror .987 Strehl. 10" F4.7 reflector. 6" F5 ST reflector. 120mm F7.5 EON. 80mm F11.3 guide scope. TeleVue 31mm T5. 22, 17, 12mm T4's. 10, 8mm Ethos. Baader Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm. TeleVue 2X 2" Powermate. SkyWatcher EQ-6 Hyper Tuned. Vixen Super Polaris EQ, DA drive, Mod for ST4 guide port & CG5 2" leg tripod. Canon 600D. Orion SSAG. Logitech 300 w/ MOGG 1.25" adapter.