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16-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Hi guys. I need a method to stick a diy Finderscope and mount onto a OTA. Its about 500g and double sided tape just dosent cut it(intead it because a nuisance to clear it off). I dont want to drill into the tube. The base of the finderscope mount is Balsa( to attach to the curvature of the tube.)
16-06-2011, 10:47 PM
what size is the OTA?
17-06-2011, 09:10 AM
Its a celestron 130 eq so i guess that its 130mm?.
17-06-2011, 09:25 AM
I've used double sided tape for finders & you'd be right, it doesn't really cut it except for a few nights. I don't think you have a choice other than to bolt it on. If in the future you want to block the holes up in the tube, just find some rubber grommets/blanks.
17-06-2011, 09:26 AM
I use the 3M pull off double sided sticky and use lengths that can support the gear. It doesn't leave a mess when clearing it off.
17-06-2011, 09:47 AM
I have consulted my dad and he says, make sure it all works with tape then we will bolt i on. He is kind of hesitant because this was all a diy project. Got steel rod made 2 rings and took apart a cheap binocs.
17-06-2011, 10:13 AM
you could try a set of rings (maybe from bunnings or the like) and attach a bracket of some kind for the finder
fit the rings around the OTA
17-06-2011, 05:39 PM
Try using Hose Clamps
use some tape around the tube so as not to damage it
available from bunnings
20-06-2011, 07:04 AM
Can you attach it (bolt/screw) to the tube rings, at least to try it. Position possibly won't be quite as convenient, but it will prove the design if nothing else. Most OTA rings have a 1/4x20 threaded hole on the top, perhaps you could use that?
20-06-2011, 08:11 AM
[/URL]This is the tape to use to stick anything to your OTA.
It is water, ice, heat resistant. I've used it for over 3 years without any problems. You will have to buy it from [URL="http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_vhbt.htm"]Scopestuff (http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_vhbt.htm) in the US.
Not expensive. Easy to remove with dental floss.
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