Starway Sturdy Side-By-Side Mounting Plate for Cameras and Telescopes
Optimized solution for mounting a camera or a compact telescope side-by-side with the main telescope or guide scope.
Compared with classic solutions such as mounting the camera piggy-back on the telescope or mounting it on the often not very sturdy counterweight shaft the TS Optics Parallel Mount offers better stability, more flexibility and/or shorter lever arms and thus a reduced load for the mount.
The Parallel Mount accepts spotting scopes, cameras and even compact telescopes up to approximately 5kgs weight, connected with a 1/4" camera screw next to the main telescope. The main telescope is attached using a standard Vixen-style dovetail plate (not included).
Compatible Mounts, e.g.
All modern Vixen mounts starting with the Great Polaris (GP) line and newer. All "clones".
Skywatcher EQ5, H-EQ5, EQ6
Celestron ADM / CAM
Meade LXD 75 and similar
The main telescope is attached to the Parallel Mount using a standard Vixen-style dovetail plate. The plate is not included. The camera or compact telescope next to the main telescope is attached using a standard 1/4" camera thread.
TS Optics Parallel Mount, consisting of
prism rail, prism clamp, 1/42 photo thread
Optimized solution for mounting a camera or a compact telescope side-by-side with the main telescope or guide scope