Televue X-Y Adjustable Accessory Mount (AAM-0001)
Would you like to use your Televue TV-60 as a super finder scope, yet want it to be easily switched to a stand-alone refractor? Then you need the Televue X-Y Adjustable Accessory Mount. Very similar to the heavy duty Starbeam channel assembly, this mount fits in the slots on all Televue ring-mounts. The Televue X-Y Adjustable Accessory Mount includes a dovetail so that the TV-60 models currently being shipped can be easily switched from "stand alone" to "finderscope" application.
The dovetail has a long arm which fits into the X-Y adjustable axis. The X-Y axis then bolts into the finder scope dovetail which is grooved into the ring mount of all 3" and larger TeleVue refractors. By removing the stop screws, the TV-60 slides into place along the dovetail rail and the screws are replaced to secure the TV-60 as a finder.
The large knob in the X-Y adjuster performs like a pivot allowing the dovetail (and finder) to move from side to side. The lock knob also acts as a jack screw which moves the finder up and down. By adjusting the lock knob and various screws while looking alternately through your scope and the TV-60, you can precisely aim the optical axis of the TV-60 at the same point in that your optical tube assembly is aimed.
When you're done for the night, just remove the dovetail's stop screws and remove the TV-60. It is now ready to mount on a photo tripod for terrestrial observing or to use as a smaller telescope. With careful handling, your alignment and collimation should remain between mountings and if alignment is required, just a few simple adjustments are all it takes! Add an additional accessory mounting block adapter and use the TV-60 on SCT scopes, too!
Televue X-Y Adjustable Accessory Mount Features
All mounting hardware included.
- Over-sized adjustment knobs for easier handling.
- Five year Televue warranty.
TeleVue Product Number: AAM-0001