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davelid
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Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new
      #5542221 - 11/27/12 02:18 PM

Hi - anyone know the tripod mounting bolt size on the AT Voyager mount. I have heard M10, but it seems to be larger than that. Also, does anyone know of adapters to mount the Voyager on a surveyor tripod like the Oberwerk?

Thanks!
Dave


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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: davelid]
      #5542238 - 11/27/12 02:25 PM

Quote:

Hi - anyone know the tripod mounting bolt size on the AT Voyager mount. I have heard M10, but it seems to be larger than that. Also, does anyone know of adapters to mount the Voyager on a surveyor tripod like the Oberwerk?

Thanks!
Dave




David:

Hello and Welcome to Cloudy Nights...

I don't know the actual diameter, I thought they used the standard 3/8-16 Bogen Tripod mount thread. ???

Jon


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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5542262 - 11/27/12 02:45 PM

Nope, it is larger than that. I miked it at .484"

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: davelid]
      #5542471 - 11/27/12 04:56 PM

.484 is 12 mm.

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5542503 - 11/27/12 05:16 PM

Yep, 12mm. Wondering about thread pitch, etc.

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: davelid]
      #5542729 - 11/27/12 07:57 PM

If it's a very coarse thread, it's probably 1.75, but there is 1.5 and 1.0 as well.

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: davelid]
      #5543772 - 11/28/12 12:28 PM

I used a cast iron end cap from an old weight bench as an adapter to put my Voyager on a Oberwerk tripod. It was a perfect fit. The star shaped spin on end caps from the modern barbells I use would have worked as well. David

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: davelid]
      #5544109 - 11/28/12 03:37 PM

I just measured the bolt from my Voyager mount. I have the very earliest version of the mount and I am assuming that the mounting bolt size is the same as the current version. It is a 10mm x 1.5. As for an adapter, I don't think there is anything ready to go. I know that there was a long thread about the Voyager quite a while back that had some really good info regarding adapting it to an Oberwerk tripod. Some BIG washers and a strong mending strip and a drill should do the job. Good luck.

Best, Linda B.


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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: Agatha]
      #5544131 - 11/28/12 03:52 PM

I just used some big washers.
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/5016694/...


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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: BSJ]
      #5545751 - 11/29/12 03:54 PM

Mine was M10.

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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt new [Re: slack]
      #5547464 - 11/30/12 04:20 PM

Finally went to the big box store and tried the bolt, it is M10x1.5. Thanks Slack.

NOW the question is - does anyone know of an adapter that I could use so I can put AT Voyager on a Manfroto tripod with the 3/8-16 bolt?


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Re: Astrotech Voyager Mount Bolt [Re: davelid]
      #5547696 - 11/30/12 07:02 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

This is the spacer I made to fit my Oberwerk tripod.
m2


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