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Altair TMS Dual Scope XYAZ Alignment Plate

Altair TMS Dual Scope XYAZ Alignment Plate
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Product code: XYAZ-ALIGN
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The Altair Dual Scope XY Alignment Plate (XY-ALIGN) let's you mount two optical tubes side-by-side, pointing in exactly the same direction.
Most optical tubes are differently aligned to their mechanical axes, so when you mount two telescopes side-by-side, objects may fall slightly outside the field of view of one scope at high power, or on a camera sensor.
This problem is solved with the Dual Scope XY Alignment Plate, which draws from existing design of a machinists tilt-adjustable milling clamp (from circa 1945 in our workshop, though the design has existing for around a century or more). This adjustable yet strong mechanism is perfect for our purposes, because when locked down, it cannot move out of position, even under the high lateral and vertical forces exerted by a milling or boring machine. What's more, adjustment is almost completely backlash-free which makes alignment easy and hassle-free.
Adjustment is done via a pair of backlash-free micro motion controls for both up-down (Y or Altitude) and left-right (X or Azimuth).
Dual Scope XYAZ Alignment Plate is compatible with any Altair TMS Losmandy-format dovetail system and can be clamped to a Losmandy bar via the two clamping screws. Various existing Altair Vixen and Losmandy clamps will fit onto the Dual Scope XYAZ Alignment Plate so you do not need to buy specific hardware to make it fit your scopes.
This product is custom engineered at our local machine shop in the UK with absolute top quality components and materials, including brass, aluminium and even the stainless steel screws are made in-house with custom threads, for utmost precision and pointing accuracy.
Availability: Approx. Dec 2015. Click on the red "notify when in stock" button to get on the first production run.
Update: Approx. Feb 2015 due to some changes to the design enabling easier clamping.

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