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The Mount Handle Assembly is standard on Tele Pod and Panoramic mounts and can be added as an option to older model mounts. Adding this handle to the bottom of a Tele Vue mount cradle gives you more control over movement in both axis of motion. The handle unscrews from the attachment block for space-saving storage.
This kit includes instructions for adding the handle to the bottom of pre-drilled Tele Vue mount cradles. A drilling template is included for older mounts.
|HAN-1000||Mount Handle Assem.|
These sleek little brackets attach with thumb screws, to the yoke arms of all Tele Vue mount heads, keeping your eyepieces safely and conveniently at your finger tips. The set holds three 1¼" eyepieces and two 2" eyepieces. The 2" holes have removable 1¼" inserts as well.
The Eyepiece Caddy Set is highly recommended for all our mounts. The Panoramic and Gibraltar accessory trays are great, but they don't hold your eyepieces securely, like a Caddy, if your tripod gets bumped in the night! And once you experience the convenience of having a Caddy, bending to reach for an eyepiece will seem like a big inconvenience! The Tele-Pod does not offer a place to hold eyepieces, so the handy caddies will be a truly welcome addition.
The caddy brackets are made of 3/8" thick aluminum and are powder coated for durability.
|TEC-1018||Eyepiece Caddy Set|
The Sky Tour Caddy Plate mounts to the end of either Eyepiece Caddy bracket and keeps the Sky Tour control/display unit at your fingertips. Velcro strips secure the unit to the bracket.
|Sky Tour Computers & Mounts|
|SCP-1019||Sky Tour Caddy Plate|
Until 2002, Gibraltar tripods used a 1½" diameter bearing post in a plastic bushing pressed into the tripod head casting, for horizontal motion.
Current model Gibraltars utilize a bearing system built into the horizontal plate of the Tele Pod head. A 3/8" threaded stud goes from the Tele Pod through a 3/8" hole in the current Gibraltar Head and a lock knob and thick spacer "washer" fastens the Tele Pod to the Gibraltar casting. The new system has several advantages:
- Bearing tension in the head is adjustable.
- The head cannot be accidentally pulled off or fall off the tripod.
- Sky Tour is attached to the head for horizontal motion, making a more secure connection and avoiding wire "wind-up" from the underside connection required in the older Gibraltar.
To use the older Gibraltar Tripod with the new Tele Pod head, the user must
push out the plastic bearing tube in the Gibraltar casting and insert the
aluminum bushing from the GUK in its place, using a supplied set screw to
secure the bushing. The 3/8" threaded stud screws into the bottom of the Tele
Pod Head, and the user then inserts the threaded rod through the bushing and
secures the assembly with the Aluminum "washer" and Large Star lock knob supplied with the
|GUK-1001||Gib Upgrade Kit|