Thursday, October 5, 2023

Shocking! US Made Telescope Accessory

If this item makes no sense:  telescopes usually have a bracket into which the finderscope bracket fits.  One of the standards is Vixen.

Sometimes you want two devices there: a 0x red dot sight for getting in the vicinity (perhaps Vega or the delta or gamma Lyrae stars), then a finder with magnification to either narrow where or use more light to center it (e.g., M13 globular cluster in Hercules).

Anyway there are dual mounting brackets that slide into that Vixen shoe and have two mounting shoes above.  These are mostly Chinese.  But to my pleasure and surprise this one is U.S. made and 3D printed.

One thing I like about AgenaAstro is that many of the goods they sell are not PRC.

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