Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Earl

The extension works a treat !!

Recommended Posts

The extension arrived from FLO today.

Extending the Mount another 8 inches up from full extended Tripod has made a Massive difference in the comfort for me.

Im using my Revelation D80 on there atm taking some dumbbell images.. oh the automation joys of EOS tools.

Alignment and calibration was so much easier with the scope higher, and the Polar scope is now not a hands and knees affair.

Only bad side.

My Polar Alignment sucks tonight, i can just about get 30 seconds iffy at that.

I really need to get this Polar alignment in the bag.

Edited by Earl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DSS is working away :)

Photoshop is revving up for action.

Lets see how my first M27 comes out :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those mount extensions are wonderful things. I got one from the Widescreen Centre a while back to use with my Revelation Spotting Scope on an AZ4 mount. Shame they're so heavy though - but at least they don't compromise the robustness of the scope.

My one requires a spanner to fit it to the mount.

Can your one be attached by hand?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope it needs Allen keys to open it up so you attach it to the base of the mount, which is done by hand once the tube is opened.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah... Mine needs a spanner as well as the allen key!

- so, not the kind of thing you want to do in the dark...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I leave the tube attached to the mount, it does make it heavy, but i need to exercise :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I leave the tube attached to the mount

So do I - but I don't want the exercise...

(but I guess I too, need it though! :) )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really need to get this Polar alignment in the bag.

There's an easy to follow guide to drift alignment on Ian kings site. Drift aligning is certainly the way forward.

M

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not seen one of these but could you change the bolts/allen grub screws for thumb screws and thus avoid the need for tools?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a EQ5/4/HEQ5 extension sitting in the garage which hasn't been used in ages. It was great when I needed it, and was equally great as a useful extension for a Vixen mount with some extra holes drilled into it. Nice robust extra for getting that extra bit of height.

Right now it's just taking up space, I should probably stick it on the for sale page as it's not required for my use any more, one slightly abused but still working extension anyone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.