Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
Quote:I notice they added a small hole for the power wire to pass through to attach to the battery below the tripod, nice touch there.
Austin www.austingrantphotography.com www.flickr.com/bentonastronomy
Quote:Why use an eyepiece hole? I use Velcro ties to tie my power cord and laptop cable to a tripod leg, keeping them tucked out of the way of my eyepieces - and feet...
Quote:Hmm - I wonder if it could be used with the iEQ45 mount?
Its spreader doesn't have any eyepiece tray holes or HC holder - an addition like this would be very useful.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Ahah. With this tray installed you can't fold the legs in without dropping it off of the center bolt.
Quote:You could do it by cutting through the back of the off side HC holders (they would still work) and give up the three inside (closest) 2" EP holders. Is this homemade or purchased? Joe
Scopes: 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newt, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Tak FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST