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#1 Alok

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 02:24 AM

Hi All!

Greetings from India. I have misplaced the accessory tray/ spreader of my Orion Atlas Mount and I am unable to find any store selling the spare spreader for Atlas, online.

Would be of great help if anyone can guide me on how I can get another spreader for my Atlas mount.

Thanks in advance.

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Alok

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 04:38 AM

One word: TPIAstro

 

http://www.tpiastro.com/

 

While I have not used his spreaders, I have worked with Dave on several pier adapters and he is #1 when it comes to customer service and quality of work...HIGHLY recommended.

 

Jim


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 10:07 AM

Have you thought of trying to make one using a piece of 3/4" plywood? All you need is a circular disk with three notches cut in it and a hole in the center.


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 10:22 AM

Only ever seen them offered new from here


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Posted 19 September 2020 - 11:27 AM

Have you thought of trying to make one using a piece of 3/4" plywood? All you need is a circular disk with three notches cut in it and a hole in the center.

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It doesn't even have to be 3/4" thick, but obviously it can't be too thin. This is how I made one for my iOptron AZMP tripod from (I think?) 1/2" luan:

 

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You'll need a length of all-thread that matches the center threaded hole in the bottom of the mount. A knob locked against a nut with a washer (near the top) will pull the mount down against the tripod cap:

 

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And another free-turning knob and washer below the spreader / tray will cinch it up tight and stabilize the legs:

 

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Once again, the specific details will vary per the mount / tripod, but the basic idea is the same. I used a 2" (doorknob) hole saw to cut the half circles from the edge of the tray.


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Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:11 AM

I have some. What color would you like, black or white ?

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#7 Alok

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:45 AM

Thank you so much everyone for your help and guidance. Much appreciated.

Warm regards
Alok


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