Re: New Setup Questions
Stephen E. Russell <sjruss55@...>
HI Mark,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I've got a neat solution for you, this is what I came up with when I was
faced with the same dilemma several years ago. This setup is rock solid for
35mm, I have no CCD equipment.
I use the AP 8" dovetail system on my 400QMD for my SDF along with a AP
This makes for a fast and simple setup/teardown and I highly recommend it.
After looking at the other methods I felt this was the simplest and easiest
I used the Parallax rings which I had them drilled and tapped on the bottom
and top for several possible combinations. I also improved the hinge setup
on the rings.
First I have the AP 8" dovetail attached to the 400 mount. Then I attached
the AP 7" slide bar to the bottom of the rings. You can't directly attach
the AP 8" dovetail to the top of the Parallax rings. The top of the rings is
not wide enough to accept the bolt pattern of the 8" dovetail. But this is
not a big deal, you just need to have a spacer block made which mounts to
the top of the Parallax rings, then you can mount the AP 8" dovetail on the
spacer block. Presto!!, now you can attach your GS rings to another AP 7" or
10" slide bar. I like to use the 10" bar so my rings are as far apart as
possible for my GS. I also use the AP(Vixen) camera mount on another slide
bar for a 35mm camera. You can even mount a finder(Starbeam) to one of the
slide bars. In fact you can leave the TV tube ring on the SDF, set the SDF
into the Parallax rings and then attach a Starbeam or red dot finder to the
TV tube ring. This works nice when I have a camera or GS attached to the top
If you are interested in this system I can give you more detailed
information about my spacer bar and other modifications I made.
Stephen E. Russell
From: Mark Jenkins <markj@...>
To: AP GTO List <ap-gto@...>
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2000 9:04 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] New Setup Questions
Dovetail system but AP does not make rings that will fit the Genesis.common
with an ST-5C and simultaneously doing multiple integration's of DSOs witha
yet to be purchased CCD imager on the Genesis.