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Mike Lynch Frankfort KY USA
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Quote:I put an article up on my web page yesterday describing my monopod binocular mount. It's easy to build -- you can probably put one together in an evening and you can buy most of the parts needed. Check it out.I also like Alan MacRobert's binocular ladder -- simple and effective. (Details are on the S&T web site.)So yes, there are good alternatives to the tried-and-true parallelogram mount!Gary
Telescopes: Meade ETX-125 w/ Autostar II, Meade LX-50 8" w/ Magellan II, Orion ShortTube 90, Celestron Firstscope 114 Binocs: Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Meade 10x50 WA Travel View JC Penny 10x50 Marine Cameras: SBIG ST237A, Canon 10D DSLR
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:The Manfrotto magic arm and my zero gravity chair work pretty well for me.
17.5" f4.1 Manual Discovery Split Tube Dobsonian (Love 100 AFOV and wide TFOVs).
Denk II Dual Power Switch 3x3=9 powers x3 OCS = 27 power options per eyepiece pair.
2.3x40 to 25x100 Binos (and many in between).