I own a William Optics FLT110. Now, the question I am asking has probably been covered elsewhere, and perhaps just providing me with appropriate links will suffice to answer it. However, it's just as likely that the useful knowledge is scattered across a whole slew of postings, and is not readily dug out - hence this posting.
Like all/nearly all refractors, the viewing end of the 'scope is just a clamp to hold diagonals and/or eyepieces. However, when it comes to holding a camera this method sucks! I suspect that many of us will confess to seeing/nearly seeing the camera slide out of the 'scop during a session. The camera side is relatively problem-free as adapters and tubes with threads can be employed. So, my main question is:
What do people do to get a solid, non-slip attachment of the camera+adapters to the end of the 'scope, specifically for my FLT110. I suspect that the clamp system and its housing have to go, but then what?
On a related, but different issue (and perhaps this needs a separate posting), using an automatic focuser suggests to me that the draw-tube lock needs to be loose. However, doesn't that mean that the draw-tube is likely to slip outwards once the OTA is pointing at high altitudes? How does one overcome this, or have I got something wrong, here?
Thanks in advance, and clear skies, Paul.