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How to mount AT72EDII to Sky Watcher Star Adventurer

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#1 Gschnettler

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:21 AM

Hello. I purchased an AT72EDII from CN classifieds. It came with 2 rings around it connected to a dovetail plate. The plate is 1.75” across the bottom.

I was all excited to put it on my Star Adventurer mount but then realized that the SA mount only has a small screw designed for a DSLR.

Can you please recommend the best way to safely mount it? I know it needs to be able to slide back and forth for balancing. I mostly want to make sure that it’s secure so I don’t have to worry about it falling off.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:54 AM

Most aftermarket Vixen dovetail claps would have a 1/4-20 thread hole centered in the clamp.  That would mount to the "DSLR" screw which is 1/4-20.  There should also be additional threaded holes in the clamp to provide a set screw to be sure the whole thing does not rotate once installed.

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:18 AM

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_ds13.htm

 

Center hole is 1/4"-20 threaded.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:48 AM

+1 on the Scopestuff Dovetail shoe. It is fine for something as lightweight as the AT72EDII.




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