FOR THE C90 & OTHER SPOTTERS TO YOUR NEXSTAR MOUNT
adapter for mounting spotting scopes, cameras , and photo lenses to dovetail
receiver goto telescope mounts.
UNDERSTAND; THIS AD IS FOR ONLY THE ALUMINUM "L" BRACKET AND HARDWARE TO APPLY IT
AS IN THE PHOTOS OF VARIOUS MOUNTINGS.
This adapter is not suitable for use with EQ
mounts as it cannot provide the balancing adjustments required. It
is intended for Celestron NEXSTAR mounts and possibly other Alt Azimuth
"L" bracket, this adapter can keep your spotter scope controls and
accessories oriented in their normal position while using it rather than being
90 degrees out of the normal orientation.
It can handle
lenses up to 5 inch aperture and will add only about 6 ounces additional weight
handled by your drive unit.
Note that optics (scopes or cameras etc.) can be
mounted with "L" bracket high or low (see picture 2 showing high and
low arm and picture 3 for a 3.5" Mak mounted both ways). See
picture 4 for a 5" Schmidt Cassegrain mounted with arm low.
With this kit
you can easily easily adapt your spotter scope, that has a 1/4-20
pad, for mounting to any drive or scope with a dovetail receiver of
the 1-3/4 inch wide Vixen type.
This includes: Celestron Nexstar SLT, LCM, SE4/SE5,
SE6/SE8 computerized mounts, (Take note that the SE mounts have very deep jaws
and the deep jaw Celestron mounts will lose scope diameter capacity because of
this). The jaws reach scope interference point because of the reach required to
get inside the mount housing. I believe some of the later GT's and
SLT' may have the deeper jaws. You cannot mount the C5 on the SE mounts.
The kit contains all parts and tools to make your
spotter mount to your drive. Hand crafted from Bar millstock aluminum (Don’t
expect a finely machined product and DO expect sawcut parts), the kit has the
hardware and the wrenches needed to install the adapter to Your spotting scope
in less than 10 minutes.
"L" arm can be disassembled and the dovetail bar can be direct
mounted to you spotter pad if you desire. THE KIT CONTAINS AN 8-32 LOCKING set
SCREW TO HINDER SLIPPAGE ABOUT THE SINGLE 1/4-20 HOLDING SCREW when the scope
is directly mounted to the dovetail and then attached to the drive on the axis
of rotation. This set screw will be located in one of the 8-32 taps on
the dovetail when shipped. A "D" ringed self contained 1/4-20 screw
is provided for lighter scopes and cameras. This screw can be contained in the
"L" mount through either direction and by the 1/4- 20 tapped hole.
For heavier loads the 1/4-20 socket head screws are recommended (with
careful determination) to prevent being screwed too far into the pad of your
equipment, and these are used through the 1/4 inch non tapped holes. For
these applications screw finger tight to be sure you don't bottom out and then
finish with tool or wing nut (as pictured) to final snug tight. The shortest
screw will direct mount most small spotter pads. In some cases a longer
reach may be required, see the photos for use of the longer socket head 1/4-20
screws for various mounting. Note only one long 1/4-20 screw is included.
The pictures shows the long screw alone, and assembled as used with the wing
sheet illustrating the use of the hardware will be supplied.
NEXSTAR & OTHERS-MULTIMOUNT MULTIFUNCTION DOVETAIL ADAPTER
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