Monday, January 11, 2016

A little adapter designed and 3D printed by a local buddy Jack Wong

The Skywatcher Sky Adventurer mount has a small polar scope illumninator, but then it has to be taken off before attaching the dovetail rail or a ball head.  It is not very convenient in the sense that 1) when the mount was moved accidentally, polar alignment could not be done without taking off everything 2) when attaching the telescope or camera, the setup might moved and then polar alignment has to be redone.

To solve this problem, a local buddy designed a small orange adapter and then 3D printed it so that the polar illuminator could be attached to the dovetail rail!

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