I posted this long ago when I was using a 1200 as a “portable” mount. Since then I have a 1600 mount in an observatory.
But I recently received the very impressive Mach 2 which I intend to transport on occasion.
So what type of case to use for the mount and its accessories has come up again. Below is a picture of the case I made for the 1200 counterweight shaft (and will shorten for the Mach 2 shaft).
It is made from readily available 2” Schedule 80 PVC pipe parts glued together. The counterweight shaft is an almost airtight fit inside that size pipe, and the screw-on cap is very convenient.
Put a small piece of foam in the bottom and it is ready to go.
Dr. Barry Megdal
Shb Instruments, Inc.
19215 Parthenia St. Suite A
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 773-2000 (818)773-2005 fax
Dept. of Electrical Engineering