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Explore Scientific Replacement 102 mm Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 102 mm - TED102CRDL

SKU: EXS-TED102CRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 102 mm aperture OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • The Replacement Cradle Ring set measures 7.9" (200 mm) in length.
  • The inside Diameter of each ring is 3.9" - 4.1" (99.06 mm - 105 mm).
$69.99
Explore Scientific Replacement 152 mm Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Carbon Fiber APO - TED152CFCRDL

SKU: EXS-TED152CFCRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 152 mm aperture OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Explore Scientific's Replacement Cradle Ring set comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is made for "Vixen-style" mounts.
$79.99
Explore Scientific Replacement 152 mm Comet Hunter Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Comet Hunter - TEDMN152CRDL

SKU: EXS-TEDMN152CRDL
  • This set is made to work with the Explore Scientific 152 mm aperture Comet Hunter OTA.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Each cradle ring comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is compatible with "Vixen-style" mounts.
$79.99
Explore Scientific Replacement 102 mm Carbon Fiber Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 102 mm Carbon Fiber - TED102CFCRDL

SKU: EXS-TED102CFCRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 102 mm OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Explore Scientific's Replacement Cradle Rings are 8" in length and have an inside diameter of 4.65" - 4.82" (118.11mm - 122.43mm).
  • The included dovetail plate is made for "Vixen-style" mounts.
$69.99
DAR152 Cradle Rings

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Doublet Refractor - DAR152CRDL

SKU: EXS-DAR152CRDL
  • This set is made to work with the Explore Scientific 152 mm Doublet Achromatic Refractor.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Each cradle ring comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is compatible with "Vixen-style" mounts.
$79.99

A great telescope mount and tripod can truly complement the celestial observing experience of any amateur astronomer. At High Point Scientific, we have a wide array of telescope tripods and mounts from the most popular brand today, such as Celestron, Meade, Orion, and many more. Be sure to reach out to one of our telescope experts if you would like help selecting the telescope mount parts and mount that best fit your observing needs.

When selecting a telescope mount it is important that you select a mount that has more than enough payload capacity to support your telescope and any accessories you plan on adding to your telescope. A general rule of thumb is to never exceed 80% of your telescope mount's payload capacity when visual observing and never exceed 60% of your mount's payload capacity when imaging.


There are two main telescope mount types, Equatorial mounts and Alt-Azimuth mounts. Equatorial mounts, including German Equatorial mounts, are great platforms for astro-imaging and visual observing. Alt-Azimuth mounts are great for easy, point and view visual observations. Each mount type comes in computerized and non-computerized configurations. Computerized mounts can easily find celestial objects for you, taking the guesswork out of observing. However, they can also be an added expense, which is something to consider when purchasing a mount.


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