Telescope Mounting Rings
Hold your tubes and finder scopes securely in place with OPT’s selection of telescope mounting rings. Featuring brands like ADM, Antares, Avalon, Baader, and Explore Scientific, this lineup of mounting hardware ensures you won’t be left stranded without one of the most important pieces of backend hardware in your astronomy rig.
Perhaps you are buying rings for a new telescope, but it’s never a bad idea to upgrade your telescope rings on older gear. Your old rings could be worn out or beginning to strip, or you could simply need a different adjustment mechanism. Replacing your telescope rings allows you to upgrade to more powerful finder scopes and ensure everything in your rig stays sturdy and true. Whatever your reason for shopping for new telescope tube rings, we have you covered.
There are several considerations to keep in mind if you are in the market for new finder scope rings. First, make sure the ring you buy is compatible with the type and size of the finder scope you own or are buying. Some finder scopes are right angle scopes (an example of this is the Celestron 9x50 Illuminated RA Correct Image Finderscope), which may need a special ring. For any compatibility questions, don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and friendly Sales Team.
Bestsellers like the ZWO Holder Ring for ASI Cooled Cameras allow you to attach your preferred astrophotography camera directly to a telescope or your tripod and/or mount and fit cameras with an 86mm outside diameter. Or you can choose the PrimaLuceLab PLUS Support Rings, which are manufactured from solid aluminum blocks using low-tolerance CNC machining. These support rings feature holes that allow you to attach telescope mounting plates, PLUS guide rings or plates to install dovetail clamps, and other accessories.
It can be fun and rewarding to assemble your own setup from scratch. Telescope tube rings are an important part of this process and shouldn’t be overlooked — and OPT has a ring for every need. For more information, read our guide on how to attach tube rings, dovetails, and more here.