The following photograph shows the original designed configuration:-
You can imagine that it's extremely hard, if not impossible, to get your eye on the eyepiece. I didn't realize that, and with the spot light from the camping site of our totality trip (in the direction of the Polaris), it rendered the whole thing useless.
However, I just found that how about if I mount it to the side way? That is, just to rotate the mounting plate by 90 degrees, maybe it's another story altogether? I really hope so.