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Tip-Tilt-Push-Pull Adjuster Plate Assembly

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#1 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Hi Guys,

Just thought I'd post the design pics of a spring-loaded adjuster plate that will allow a C8 with the orange rail, and use of an ADM saddle, to bolt to the side of a Dob to allow the optical paths of the main scope and C8 to be made coincident.

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#2 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

Plate itself.

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#3 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Side View of the design.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Top View of the design.

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#5 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

End View of the design.

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#6 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

At one end is a pair of threaded screws and a centered through-hole for the shoulder bolt used as a pivot point, and at the other end the use of two arcing through-holes for shoulder bolts with a single, centered threaded screw allows the tip, tilt to align the optical paths and the push-pull of shoulder bolts locks everything in place (like the old-school mirror cells)....

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#7 gonzosc1

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

thats one hell of a finder scope!! :bigshock:

#8 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Guidescope really.... The 36" has ServoCAT and Argo Navis and can put objects in the 32' fov low power eyepiece easily. This C8 will operate at f6.3 for another view of an object in its environment (rather than the up close and personal view in the main scope) if I'm casually observing, but, with motofocus its main purpose is for autoguiding while the main scope is imaging.






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