If you’ve been involved in amateur astronomy long enough, you’ve seen it happen: A telescope owner is assembling or disassembling his or her mount and telescope and thinks the scope’s dovetail is secure in the mount’s saddle, only to experience the horror of the scope falling to the ground, or worse, onto bare, unforgiving concrete.
The Rayox Auto-Engaging Saddle is purpose designed to prevent this inevitability – it uses a unique design that features a simple and easy-to-use cam-lever. Simply put, the Rayox Saddle is the industry’s first auto-engaging saddle plate.
In this video below Woodland Hill’s Daniel Mounsey “Dr. D.” and Rayox’s Stephen Pizzo demonstrate how just how easy and effective the Rayox saddle is in securing your telescope.
The Astronomy Technology Today editorial staff would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the availability of our Solar eclipse equipment guide –The Definitive Equipment Guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Our goal with the 40 page publication is to provide an easy-to-consume introduction to the technological options for viewing and imaging the Great Solar Eclipse. We cover the gamut of options available including building you own solar viewer, solar glasses, smart phones, DSLR cameras, using astronomy telescopes, solar telescopes, using binoculars, solar filters (including a DYI filter option), CCD astro cameras, astro video cameras, webcams and much more. You can view the guide on our website here – its free and there is no requirement to sign up to read the guide.