Frustrations-need finder mount
Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:52 AM
Has anyone engineered something like this? Double sided tape just doesn't hold. Ideally I would like to mount the finder about midpoint so that I can look through the scope and operate the finder as well. Yes I know that I can shine the laser through the diagonal, but that is my fallback position.
My latest thought is to possible "pop-rivit" the finder shoe to the OTA, but this requires drilling a hole in the OTA. Also I don't know how the plastic would hold up.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:05 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:14 PM
The finder shoe screws to the spreader, the pipe clamp is lined with double sided tape (much more surface area than the finder shoe alone) and stick it to the scope. The spreader is bolted to the pipe clamp. About $15.00 in parts. Took a couple of tries to get everything right but it holds the finder shoe!
This is not the most "pretty" mod there is but it is fast. If I really wanted to be "pretty" I would have disassembled the ETX and through bolted the finder shoe with a backer block.