Saturday 26 February 2011
Astro Engineering Deluxe locator plate mod.
Using my scope in Alt-Az mode required a locator plate to safely locate the bottom of the scope to the Meade field tripod whilst fumbling around in the dark.
After changing to an equatorial wedge I have been looking for a good eyepiece tray but alas could not find one, so I decided to modify the deluxe locator instead.
Just flip the locator plate over and drill 3 new 10mm holes for the bolts on the tripod, bolt it all back together and you've got a very useful eyepiece tray in equatorial mode.
February 26, 2011
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