- pole master
- dovetail plate
- vixen mount
I can’t really use this item as received because it requires a dovetail plate. I mentioned to the person at OPT who suggested it that I wanted a universal adapter for my pole master on a ***** Mount and they suggested this one over the one that mounts in the polar scope opening. Unfortunately they didn’t note that a ***** Mount doesn’t have the upside down dovetail that this thing needs to be attached to, so now I have to get that…unfortunately it’s not available so this rather nice adapter will sit on my shelf for a while :-(
The ADM DV adapter is a very nice piece of machining and will use it for something else other than what I purchased it for. As for the PoleMaster Mounting adapter I was not overly impressed. I wanted to move my PoleMaster from the center of the iOptron mount position and place it under the OTA. After the mounting of the PoleMaster camera and re-doing polar alignment, the results of the new polar calibration were way off causing the mount to be not polar aligned correctly. Moved the PoleMaster camera back to the original position, recalibrated and all was working well again.
I purchased this to use the Polemaster with my CGX-L mount, which doesn't have a polar scope for polar alignment. Using this 'universal' adapter you can mount the Polemaster on any dovetail or ***** location with a clear view of Polaris and the surrounding stars. I mounted it on top of my scope which gave me a better view of Polaris from my permanent mount. With the Polemaster and this adapter, I had my mount polar aligned in less than 10 minutes.
This works great and it was just what I was looking for.
Exactly what I needed for mounting my guide scope piggy-back to my primary telescope.
Excellent I will buy from you again.