Last updated: 23 December 2006
Subject: New Pier for my DSX-90 Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 13:07:03 From: Rita Nunez (firstname.lastname@example.org) After reading Dr. Sherrod's write up about the pier that he made for his ETS-125 I wanted to make one for my DSX-90. The tripod that comes with the DSX is not the most stable so I really wanted something better. This pier stays outside so all I do is bring the DSX out, attach it to the cradle and it is ready to use. I purchased the cradle from Telescope Warehouse (www.telescope-warehouse.com) - thanks to Mr. Vorce! - so I would not need to take apart the DSX tripod. I followed Dr. Sherrod's instructions except that I used 1/4" x 20 threaded rod with turn-buckles where he used steel cable. This was an easier and less expensive solution to me. The levelers are 5/8" eye bolts and there are nuts welded to the bottom of each bracket for them to screw through. I still need to sand and paint the whole thing. So far the pier has been rock steady, with very little vibration transferred to the scope if I hit it. Please see the attached images.
I power my DSX from a regulated 12V/2A laptop power supply purchased from Marlin P. Jones and Assoc. for $10 (http://www.mpja.com/productview.asp?product=14628+PS). It even has the right size plug for the power connection I added to my DSX. Ed Nunez <<...>> <<...>> <<...>>
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