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Very Simple Mount Option for Meade
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Author:  codyw [ Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Very Simple Mount Option for Meade

Couldn't find a light aluminum L-Bracket at the hardware store, so I made this little plate from scrap. Basically drilled a few holes to mount it directly to the rotation head, then sacrificed a cheap sunpack monopod for the head. Seems very solid, and there's just enough room for the camera. Now if my intervalometer will just arrive! :)

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Author:  Antz [ Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Very Simple Mount Option for Meade

I use a 90 deg monopod tilt mount on both my tracking units, but do have them mounted on L brackets.
It's really fast to level the horizon that way or make minor adjustments. Having a rapid connect plate there saves a lot of time too. I use the Manfrotto 234RC.
Given that they all generally tilt a little more than 90 deg, it is easy to make a flat adapter plate if you can't find an L bracket (as Cody has done).

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