ETX TECHNICAL TIPS
Attached are photos of my ETX-90/EC on the Meade Field Tripod, the Autostar, a modified Daisy red dot sight, homemade foam carry case, blinky lights for the tripod legs, and the homebrew ep caddy that also holds the Autostar. Not shown here, but always used, are Scopetronix' tripod clamps and dew shield. Maybe some of these shots will give ETX users some construction ideas.
Landing Lights: blinky lights, made from Radio Shack parts, on the tripod legs help avoid kicks.
Platform bottom: the 12" x 12" x " plywood ep/Autostar platform I put between the ETX and the tripod. This view shows the extra circle of plywood that keys to the tripod.
Platform Top: 3/32" basswood disc with cutouts for the ETX feet, keys the ETX into alignment with the platform and tripod. The Autostar holder is carved from a poplar block, glued and screwed to the plywood. Flat black Krylon finish. White labels here and on the ETX aide positioning in dim light.
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