Added Side Table to NS 8 GPS...
Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:27 PM
I picked up this side table set by Lumicon on Cnights. It was made for a Meade but at the price I decided to give it a try on my NS8. Some notes on the install:
1) Surprisingly the holes all lined up. Had counter sunk holes just like the starizona landing pad for bolting to tirpod.
2) The holes the bolts go thru to attache the Mount to the tripod needed enlarged.
3) I enlarged them to about 5/8 and inch This allowed me to place "e clips" on them so the bolts are not affixed to the tripod.
4) I placed a few delron stops on the table to help in positioning the scope.
All in all it works real well. I now have side tables, bolts are captive to the tripod, and I have alignment guides for getting scope in correct position for bolts.
Here is a pic:
Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:45 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:46 AM
The swinging side table is also very easily detached if you do not want it...
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:42 AM
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