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Rowan AZ75 Mount


Alan White
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1 hour ago, josefk said:

i'm waiting for two ram mount parts as i type so by the weekend i can make the same move 🙂

 

Does the AZ75 have the three unassigned (i.e unused) tapped holes at the base of the mount like the AZ100? Perfect location for ram mount fittings.

 

Cheers

If I knew what a RAM Mount was and what holes we were talking about, I might be able to reply, sorry.
A picture paints a thousand words as they say.

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50 minutes ago, Alan White said:

If I knew what a RAM Mount was and what holes we were talking about, I might be able to reply, sorry.
A picture paints a thousand words as they say.

RAM mounts are heavy duty device holders for mountain bikes, quad bikes, 4x4, boats, etc I think.

RAM produce a really good modular system, for attaching almost any device to almost anything but quite bulky I seem to remember when I had one to hold a GPS on my mountain bike.

https://www.ram-mount.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=203_205

I'd guess that the holes in question are the ones either side of the threaded hole that the DSC Shelf ball joint screws into if that makes sense.

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Hi Alan,

Apologies - its a multi-purpose system for mounting things to various surfaces and locations  (like phones and tablets and sat navs etc).

This is just the ball mount component fitted to my AZ100. I don't have a picture of other components attached to mine to hand (but i attach my phone here to date on a short extending arm and from this weekend will be attaching an iPad in a similar way). You can attach whatever you like to the ball with  arms and cradles and jaw clamps.  All sorts really. J0EA3758.thumb.jpeg.13d045336c9354a0d75430a59849d79b.jpeg

The AZ 100 has three tapped holes front and back here on the mount. The middle one on each side is 3/4 threaded. Perfect 🙂

Cheers

 

Joe

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14 minutes ago, josefk said:

you beat me to it @AdeKing 👍

I'd completely forgotten about my RAM mount until you'd mentioned it and I wouldn't have thought about using it to connect something to my AZ100.

I tend to use the Nexus DSC and then connect Sky Safari to that, but you've given me the idea to use the second hole with a RAM mount to connect a larger screen.

Just need to work out where I've stored all of the RAM mount parts now 🙂

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37 minutes ago, AdeKing said:

I'd completely forgotten about my RAM mount until you'd mentioned it and I wouldn't have thought about using it to connect something to my AZ100.

I tend to use the Nexus DSC and then connect Sky Safari to that, but you've given me the idea to use the second hole with a RAM mount to connect a larger screen.

Just need to work out where I've stored all of the RAM mount parts now 🙂

Thats exactly what i do. Saves needing somewhere to keep putting the phone or whatever down and out of the way and then i have my phone (iPad shortly) facing out to the side away from the eyepiece area (makes sense if you saw how i used it) so its not in my eyeline when using the EP.

Cheers

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I am quite lucky as all text on DSC is OK for me. The Sky Safari night screen is harder (on an 8 in tablet)  but have found it best in * inverse monochrome*. 

Really glad not to be messing with reading glasses at the scope which I can need with paper sky Atlas. Prefer an illuminating magnifyer for that, in red of course! Less stray light than a torch.

BTW the 3 mounting holes, front and back, on AZ 100 are 1/4 in unc photo thread in middle and M6 on sides. As well as RAM stuff there are some pretty cheap Magic Arms from camera suppliers which will hold a phone or moderate tablet.

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