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Gadgets that work !

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Thanks to prompting by a couple of observing buddies , the wallet was prized open allowing cash and moths to escape. I hate buying gadgets that don't work , these do !

First up. The Antares twist lock self centering 1.25" adapter. It works so very well and so smoothly. Enables your eps etc to be held securely by gently twisting the knurled ring . Very well finished and a joy to use .

secondly . A right angled polar scope finder and adapter. This comes in two bits . The adapter is wonderfully made and fits snugly onto the eq5/pro /6 IMG_7230.JPG.9a8ceb339c65a7dc9942c513c5536e42.JPGIMG_7232.JPG.f34c98637808c33bcbf810fac30918de.JPGpolar scope. Plenty room for those long adjusting bolts that replaced the grub ones. The right angled finder fits snugly onto the adapter giving a x1 or useful x2 correct view. In addition it can be focussed and swivelled round out of the way when you're aligned.

just the hammer if you need a better viewing and securing gadget , Nick. 

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I can concur with both of those saves messing about with thumb screws in the cold. The polar scope adapter is great for saving your back no bending in silly angles or getting knees dirty brilliant bits of kit.

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A big plus 1 for the RA finder/viewer for use with polarscopes or even straight through finder scopes or anything else that can save your back. Oddly enough it works on DSLR viewfinders too.

Alan

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I recently got the revelation twist lock.. great bit of kit..

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On 26/10/2018 at 23:29, John78 said:

That's a lot of money for a 3d printed bit of plastic!

For those of us lucky enough to have a 3D printer ...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2762334

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