Thursday, 24 January 2008

Alternative mount to allow Binoviewers to balance.

My binoviewers are heavy and need a very long extension tube to come to focus so I needed to lower the PST quite a bit to allow the mount to be properly balanced.

PST on Lidl scope mount

This is my Coronado PST hydrogen alpha solar telescope.
This view shows it for normal viewing with a sun shade from Telescope House.
Just one bolt is needed for a very quick set up.

Binocular Mount

This is my binocular mount with a pair of 10x50s.
I now use 20x80 binoculars on this mount.

ETX90 with Solar Filter

This is my ETX90RA with a Thousand Oaks solar filter fitted to the front end.

8" Dobsonian

This is my 8" Dobsonian reflecting telescope, with a step stool which I use to make viewing more comfortable.