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#1 Don Trinko

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

What is available to mount my skyscout to a telescope? Are they adjustable like a RDF or finder scope would be?
Thnaks; Don T.

#2 DavidD

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:36 PM

Don -

They have a 1/4-20 hole in the bottom. The issue I've found is that the body doesn't mount square to whatever you are mounting it on, so you need some ability to adjust the tilt a bit. There are some commercial mount brackets, but they are a bit expensive. I've toyed with mounting a plate in between, with a nylon tipped screw to adjust the tilt.

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#3 Scopenik

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:00 PM

Here's a couple to check out;
http://www.astronomy.../ScopeScout.htm

This one gets the best reviews;
Farpoint Astro Products FARsight - SkyScout Mounting and Targeting System
http://www.optcorp.c...w=SkyScout&st=2

Somewhere I saw in a Farpoint Astro Products FARsight - SkyScout Mounting and Targeting System package that included "Farpoint Astro Products Farsight Mounting Stud for SkyScout" http://www.optcorp.c....aspx?pid=11679

Do a Google search a few different ways to find users opinions of especially the Farpoint Astro Products FARsight - SkyScout Mounting and Targeting System. There is a Google Cloudy Nights Search;
Cloudy Nights Google Search Cloudy Nights Reviews

I wrote this post quickly, so some of this may have been posted earlier in this thread. The main point that users have been consistent about; the SkyScout's usefulness as a Finderscope is limited to binoculars and rich field (wide, low power) telescopes.
Glenn T.

#4 Don Trinko

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:51 AM

Thanks; I am aware of the Astronomy- Shop one but it's hard to tell from their photo if it is adjustable.
I was thinking of a home made one also. mounting it is not a problem. Making it fully adjustable would be the hard part.
Thanks; Don T.

#5 Jawaid I. Abbasi

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:23 AM

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