Great Way to Avoid Tripod Collisions
09 January 2023 | John
I purchased the kit for the EQ6-R Pro mount with an extra set of standoffs due to the weight of my equipment. This is not designed for my EQ6-R Pro mount, though. It sits on top of the tripod OK, but there is no way to mate it to my EQ6-R Pro mount. So I fabricated an adapter out of UHMW plastic, which is extremely tough stuff. I didn't have a lathe, so I used a reaming tool with my drill press and eyeballed it. It works great! No impact on my guiding. I still get sub-arcsec tracking. And I don't have to worry about my imager crashing into the tripod leg after a meridian flip now. I'll attach photos if it's possible. This is about the 4th time I've tried to leave a review, so who knows?