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troypiggo
13-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Previously I stuck some velcro loop strips on the hood of my scope, velcro hooks on the mask, and that did the trick. But that was with the rigid acrylic masks by IIS's ozstockman. And must admit sometimes the velcro stuck a little too well, and have bumped and messed up the alignment of scope because it got caught.

For my TMB I got a Kendrick one, it's plastic and quite flexible. It also has 3 tabs coming off it with slotted holes. I've sticky taped some pins in 2 of them and just drape it over end of scope and the pins stop it sliding off. But it seems a bit ghetto to me. There must be a more elegant way to do it.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? And how do you fix your mask to your scope?

bmitchell82
13-05-2012, 12:54 AM
yep there is a elegant way troy :) software focusing FWHM. Far more accurate than your best guess.! (no im not talking automated focusing!)

JB80
13-05-2012, 03:10 AM
Mine just has two plastic bolts sticking through in the right spot so you just place it on gently and lift it off just as easy, the curve of the OTA holds it in place. It'd probably blow off in a strong wind but I don't think it's an issue likely to arise0

multiweb
13-05-2012, 06:48 AM
My attachement is a hightech specifically designed electrical tape slip held in place under a (night vision frendly) black sock. I also wear a red beannie and red scarf on the field and hold my anti-dew rags on the scope with red pegs. :P

thefrogulox
13-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Hey Troy,

Sorry that this doesn't answer your question specifically, but I use one made by ozstockman for my TMB 92ss.

The outside diameter of the mask is 118.6mm and it fits directly inside the dew shield on that little ledge that's about 2cm inside from the front of the dew shield.

Works perfectly for me. Never falls out, and is easy to remove unless you are wearing gloves!

troypiggo
18-05-2012, 03:09 PM
Thanks mate. Been there, done that. Baht mask works best for me.



Sounds like you're doing the same as me.



:lol: you lost me at "black sock". What?



Thanks mate. That sounds like a great solution. Maybe I can cut down the outside of this one so it fits inside instead. Hmm.

TrevorW
19-05-2012, 11:17 PM
I use blue tack

Hans Tucker
20-05-2012, 05:47 AM
Then there is the GoldFocus System which gives you the best from both worlds.

http://www.goldastro.com/goldfocus/index.php

troypiggo
20-05-2012, 05:54 AM
Right, but how do you connect that Gold Focus mask to you scope? The tabs you see on it are similar to the ones on my baht mask.

I use Bahtinov Grabber which is free software that seems to do similar with my baht mask. http://www.njnoordhoek.com/?p=660

Hans Tucker
20-05-2012, 06:07 AM
Plastic standoffs that when fitted slide on the inside of your scope. There is also the outside option.

troypiggo
20-05-2012, 06:35 AM
Aah. Similar to what I'm currently doing.