Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

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Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by 04Stefan07 » Wed May 20, 2015 3:43 am

My AZ3 mount has arrived today for my Lunt!

It currently has one 1/4" screw on the mounting plate. I wanted to mod this to add another screw since the Lunt has room for 3 screws to provide more stability.

Is anyone using an AZ3 or has modded one to do this before?
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by swisswalter » Wed May 20, 2015 4:19 am

Hi Stefan

great news. Pics please
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by marktownley » Wed May 20, 2015 5:41 am

Not done, but easy to do, just drill another hole...
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by 04Stefan07 » Wed May 20, 2015 11:18 am

Sorry mods I had this in the wrong section of the forum!
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by 04Stefan07 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:48 am

I was able to buy a Vixen style mounting plate and bought the Lunt dovetail. What a simple mod and very happy with it.

Can provide pictures upon request.
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by swisswalter » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:10 am

Hi Stefan

pics are always good to see, thank you
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Re: Skywatcher AZ3 Mount modification

Post by 04Stefan07 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:45 am

swisswalter wrote:Hi Stefan

pics are always good to see, thank you
Apologies I completely forgot to get some photos.

Here they are.
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SOLAR SCOPE: Lunt LS50THa Pressure Tuned including B600 filter
MOUNTS: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro & Skywatcher Star Adventurer
CAMERA: Flea3 1.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (VITA 1300) & QHY5L-II Mono

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