Last updated: 28 October 2006
Subject: ETX 884 mod Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 16:06:44 From: Brad (firstname.lastname@example.org) This is a modification to the 884 tripod for access to the power switch on the ETX 90 RA. Remove the metal base from the ETX 90RA. Place the base on the EQ mounting plate of the 884 tripod. There are three screws that attach the base to the telescope. I selected the single screw as my North orientation and placed it on the tripod plate at the elevation rod. I then used a sharp pointed tool to scratch a mark through the power switch slot. I then removed the base and drilled two .312 holes edge to edge and filed the remainder of metal to form a slot about .625 long. Now when the ETX is mounted on the 884 tripod, I can use a small flat blade screw driver or pocket knife to turn the power on or off. This really works nice. Brad Tonelli
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