Altair TMS Ultra Light 100mm Guide Scope Rings (Clear Silver Anodised)
The clear silver anodised colour goes well with any telescope, and is quite easy to see in the dark. Silver is very neutral and goes with any other colour quite well. All hardware is intra-compatible (arguably the most intra-compatible on the market) which means you have great flexibility in mounting your telescopes and imaging equipment for best results.
Direct clamp mounting: GSR rings can also be mounted on Altair TMS Small Vixen Clamps or Losmandy Saddle Plates to slide back and forth to achieve the best balance. This is perfect for Altair Astro RCs and Meade and Celestron SCT telescopes with an inverted rail on top. (see picture below)
The GSR benefits from easy-grip hard anodised knobs, custom-machined for a positive grip (we tested several iterations). They are very easy to un-tighten and adjust, even with gloves on.
Each thread has a plastic end cap to give a more forgiving contact with your optical tube without causing movement. This is better than soft rubber end caps, which change compression with temperature and cause movement, often splitting after a year or so of use.
Altair TMS is made in the UK at our local machine shop on HAAS CNC milling machines, which means we have complete control over quality. Each part is hand polished before anodising to remove burs and give a smooth finish. The quality level and material means a slightly higher price than budget rings. Recommended for those who want the best.
An example of how you can attach our guide scope rings to the underside of our clamps is shown below (the blue version has the same hole patterns and compatibility as the Silver version):
When you order these rings we'll include the stainless steel bolts you need to attach them to your existing TMS hardware in the package.
Author: Mark Deans
These are the Rolls Royce of guide-scope rings.
They come with four stainless hex screws which Altair confirmed will fit to any of the bars and plates they make in this range. I got the 180 Vixen dovetail bar in the silver colour to mount my 60mm mini guide scope. Everything fits nicely and made in the UK for a change! Very good looking products too, and I like this precision machined look. I will get more of this system for certain as my scope collection grows.
Author: Chris harper
This is a very strong light weight piece of gear and the design is very modern but functional too. You can combine all these parts to attach all sorts of telescopes to each other so there's a lot of re-use. Another plus point for me is you can swap a part with someone else, say bought second hand and it will still fit.
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