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ANNEAUX 110mm POUR QUEUE D'ARRONDE LOSMANDY, NOIR / 110mm RINGS FOR LOSMANDY DOVETAIL, BLACK
This Astro-Tech 110mm finderscope/photoguide ring set allows you to mount an 80mm to 100mm refractor optical tube on an optional Losmandy D-series dovetail plate that has been installed piggyback on a larger telescope. The set lets you use the small refractor as a high power/variable power finderscope for your larger telescope; as a photoguide scope for long exposure deep sky photography; or as a wide field astrograph that is guided through the main scope.
The Astro-Tech 110mm ring set consists of two 110mm i.d. rings mounted on Astro-Tech #ATDA Losmandy-style “D-plate" adapters. A single hand-tighten knob clamps each Astro-Tech #ATDA adapter firmly in place on your Losmandy-style dovetail, but allows the rings to be quickly repositioned along the dovetail so you can balance your smaller scope fore and aft as needed with no tools required. A three-legged lever on each adapter’s knob shaft lets you tighten the knob securely when wearing gloves or mittens. The levers also make it easier to loosen the clamps should cold weather cause the metal to contract and the adapter to bind on the dovetail.
There are three hand-tighten adjustment screws with non-marring Delrin tips in each ring. These allow you to collimate the small refractor with the main scope optics when it is used as a finderscope, or to aim the refractor off-axis to locate an appropriate guide star or photographic target when it is used as a photoguide or astrograph.
The rings have a nominal 110mm (4.33") internal diameter and will hold small refractor optical tubes with an o.d. of 80mm to 100mm. This size range allows the small refractor to be collimated with the main scope (if the refractor is being used as a finderscope), while still allowing for a reasonable amount of off-axis aiming to find a guide star (if the refractor is being used as a photoguide).
This is the page for the Black model. Green model shown.