MEADE ETX TELESCOPE EQUATORIAL TRIPOD
Last updated: 8 January 2013
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:18:46 From: james (firstname.lastname@example.org) I was wondering if you wanted to post a link to this idea I had for etx tilt plate tripods, it can save an expensive tipover, also you can use it as a stop for your latitude!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FTa5ZZ0tyM&feature=youtube_gdata_player It might give anyone an idea if they want to make one. ( I can make them on my lathe too). Thanks, JamesMike here: Sure. But how about some explanatory text to accompany the video?
Here Is a simple Device that I made on my Lathe, as I was worried that after mounting my scope on the tripod and then setting the tilt plate to my latitude it was all too easy (if your not holding it firmly) for the plate to tip right over the top, That would be a Disaster. It will also serve as a stop that you can set at your latitude.
It is simply a piece of Acetal plastic of approx 1 1/2" dia, by 1/2" thick, with a 10mm hole through the middle, then split once from the Outside diameter to the bore, and an M6 cap screw drilled and tapped to close the split. If anyone dosent have access to a lathe or cant make one, I am selling them on Ebay, (UK).along with a piggyback camera mount, And a replacement Metal RA Lever. James
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