Last updated: 4 May 2004
Sent: Tuesday, May 4, 2004 06:43:00 From: "Chris Williams" (email@example.com) I thought you may like to see a few pics of my scope since your site inspired it: it's the Mark 2 version(Mark 1 was way too complicated, didn't work and taught me a good lesson in the value of keepings simple). It consists of my modest 90RA that I've had for years mounted on a DS (4"?) reflector mount with upgraded Meade deluxe field tripod legs for increased support and uses the Meade DS motor kit. Instead of taking off the existing scope tube clamps for the reflector and custom making a replacement like some have done, I decided to leave the bottom portion on and mount the scope to it using a simple piece of wood, good hardware and the existing holes on both the ETX and the DS mount. The results have been great-since it's low in the cradle it helps with balance, provides a surprisingly handy location to mount a secondary red dot sight on the right side, and shoot, if I paint the wood black, it may even almost look like all of it was made that way:) Future improvements include crafting eyepiece holders to mount on the cradle on the other side of the red dot scope, filling the tripod legs with sand for added weight though the deluxe legs are a *great* improvement over the quite small stock legs, and a few other minor things.
Amazing just how good of a performance value these scopes (still) are, and just how relevant, fun and cool they and their modifications still can be years after their supposed zenith-much to the thanks of you and your site no doubt. Thanks again and regard
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