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VectorRoll
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Reged: 11/27/12

Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod?
      #5564703 - 12/10/12 06:47 PM

I am wondering if anyone knows a site to go to that has some sort of telescope mount or an adapter for a mount that can be used with a surveying tripod. It can be for either a Altazimuth or Equatorial type mount. I am not picky. I just want to be able to attach it to one of my surveying tripods. I have two surveying tripods here. One is a David White and the other is a Northwest. Both have a 3-1/2x8 thread for the Transit. I can get an adapter to make it a 5/8x11 thread if need be.

So does anyone have any idea on where I can go look for such an adapter or mount?


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Pat at home
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Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: VectorRoll]
      #5564769 - 12/10/12 07:44 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

I use a survey tripod (Leica) and simply removed the original bolt. I then use an off the shelf bolt of the right size and a big flat washer, the mounts own bolt with a washer and a wooden spacer also works.

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neotesla
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Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5565594 - 12/11/12 09:30 AM

Try contacting Universal Astronomics. I can't remember if they are on their website, but I have contacted them before about making mount adapters.

Ken Duzat (sp?) used to be a good source but he has since stopped producing components.

Another place is Crawmach Machine, try getting in touch to see how much they would charge for making what you need.


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SteveG
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: neotesla]
      #5566069 - 12/11/12 02:37 PM

Go to accesories, then tripod adaptors (pull down menus):
http://www.universalastronomics.com/


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VectorRoll
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Reged: 11/27/12

Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: SteveG]
      #5568433 - 12/12/12 11:07 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into that site and if need be try what (Pat at home) suggested.
Thanks again.


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hottr6
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Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: VectorRoll]
      #5569153 - 12/13/12 12:17 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Here is the UA adapter sandwiched between a surveyors mount and CG5 GEM.

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Reged: 07/03/04

Re: Mount or Adpater for Surveying Tripod? new [Re: VectorRoll]
      #5569670 - 12/13/12 05:59 PM

$3.98 DIY idea this old post in CN.

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