I am currently working out the details of mounting dual scopes. Where I need advice is how to align 2 scopes without using finderscope rings?. Currently the 2nd smaller scope is a modified ST80 weighing in at 5 lbs, though over time I may want to go larger. The closest I have found to a technical solution is the various guide scope mounts supplied by ADM, Skywatcher, Astromania etc. For example:
The guidescope mounts are likely effective but rather expensive solutions and I am not clear which of these are the best bang for the buck? Before I go that route I want to ask if anyone has found other ways to align 2 scopes. What comes to mind is possible off-label gear from places like photography, construction etc. I would also be interested if anyone has devised their own custom solution as I also have some ability to do simple fabrication.
All options would be appreciated
Edited by barsuda, 18 April 2019 - 11:31 AM.