Mounting a Finder Scope
Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:03 PM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:02 PM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:09 PM
What are the options for attaching to the tube? only rings?
Just thinking......this is a mount on the rings that hold the OTA to the mount.....I'd think they were parallel with the OTA. The issue is, the tube rotates, and the finder wouldn't.....
Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:28 PM
Why not just use the red dot finder?
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:01 AM
I've also kicked around using my SkyScout instead, to give me a push to. That would need to be mounted similarly, parallel to the OTA. The tube is ferrous, though, so the SkyScout doesn't like to be within a foot of the tube.
I should note that with the red dot finder, if I can't see anything due to light pollution, there is nothing to point at with the red dot finder. But I've been just using my 40mm or 30mm EP to find stuff after pointing in the general area.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:21 AM
Experiment with it, that's part of the fun of our hobby! Forget what's "right" and "wrong" and just have fun with it.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:06 PM