Orion Skyview AZ Head on an Atlas Tripod?
Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:51 PM
What would be the best way of attaching a Losmandy dovetail to the smaller vixen saddle?... Should I use one of these: http://www.telescope...c/38/p/7952.uts
I am thinking of a versatile system using one tripod with 2 mounts: one GoTo and one Alt-Az. This way I can eliminate clutter by having one less tripod to carry in the car.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:26 PM
I am not sure is an ready-to-use adapter for that... The Skyview sits on CG-5,CG-4, Sirius, or SVP type tripods, and the Atlas is larger... I fortunately don't have that problem because my GEM is a Sirius so I use the same tripod for both.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:32 AM
I have used my Sirius EQ-G with the Atlas tripod without any adapters, so the SkyView AZ should have no problem.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:23 PM
If I really wanted to do something crazy, I can put the Atlas mount on the SVP tripod (I've done it just to hold the mount when I was doing something else). And I can also put my SVP mount on my Atlas tripod (when the SV AZ isn't on it...
Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:42 AM
I have used my SkyView AZ on a CG-5 tripod (which I assume is the same as the Atlas) without any adapters. Head to tripod directly. I don't think that the pier extensions joints are needed.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:35 AM