SKY TOUR SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
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Assembly
Included Parts
•Eyepiece Caddy Set with (2) 2"-1¼" Caddy Inserts installed
•Sky Tour Caddy Plate •Sky Tour Computer with (1) 9V battery
•Sky Tour Operating Guide & Sky Tour Database
•The following small parts illustrated here:
Delrin Azimuth
encoder housing/
scope stop
Mounting
Holes on
each Yoke
arm for
Eyepiece
Caddy
Mount Head as packed
with encoders installed
(Tele Pod shown, other
mounts similar.)
Introduction
The addition of the Sky Tour computer and Eyepiece Caddy to a mount
head greatly enhances your fun and capability. This instruction sheet covers the install of the Computer and Caddy. Please refer to the Sky Tour Operating Guide for specific instructions on use of the computer. See Mount
Instructions for setting up tripod, head, telescope attachment, and general
use before continuing here.
Components
The Eyepiece Caddy Set mounts to the Yoke arms of the head and provides a place to put 5 eyepieces. The Sky Tour Caddy Plate attaches to
either the left or right Caddy bracket, which places the computer at your
fingertips.
Yoke Arm
2" Eyepiece Caddy
1¼" Removable Insert
Yoke Arm
Sky Tour
Bracket Holes
1¼" Eyepiece Caddy
Installation
Velcro location on
Sky Tour
Bracket Holes
back of Sky Tour.
Caddy Set. Attach each Caddy bracket by passing the screws through the
clearance holes in the yoke arms and fixing the thumb knob tight. The angled
edge will match the arms, so that when viewing from the telescope eyepiece
position, the three 1¼" holes will be on the left side, while the two 2" holes
with removable 1¼" plastic plugs will be to your right.
Sky Tour Caddy Plate Installation and Computer Attachment.
The Sky Tour Caddy Plate attaches to either the left or right eyepiece caddy
using the two supplied button head screws and Allen wrench. Keep the two
Right handed installation on Sky
halves of the Velcro strip together and stick one side on the back of your
Tour Caddy Plate
Sky Tour computer as shown. Peel the remaining backing off of the Velcro
as viewed from in
and stick the Sky Tour computer onto the Mounting Bracket. When using
front of the mount
shorter scopes like our Tele Vue-76 or Tele Vue-85, make sure you leave
enough finger room between the computer and the focuser knob.
Sky Tour Wiring Connections
Pigtail
If the Sky Tour Caddy Plate is attached to the right Caddy, use the Velcro to
stick the Harness Junction Box to the back of the plate, in the lower right hand
corner. Orient the Box so that the Main Wiring Harness plugs straight in from
Close-up of junction box
the left end of the box. The Pigtail Harness will then plug in from the front. Loop
location and orientation
the Pigtail around and plug it into the Sky Tour Computer.
Main Wiring Harness
Left handed instalIf the Sky Tour Caddy Plate is attached to the left Caddy, use the Velcro
lation on Sky Tour
to stick the Harness Junction Box to the underside of the mount head,
Caddy Plate as
in the left corner, against the left side Caddy Bracket. Orient the Box
viewed from behind the mount
so that the Main Wiring Harness plugs straight in from the right end of
the box. The Pigtail Harness will then plug into the Box directly toward
you. Plug the other end into the Sky Tour Computer.
Computer Alignment
Please follow the alignment instructions on page 11 in the yellow
Sky Tour Operating Guide. Though the guide was originally written
for the original Gibraltar Mount, all aspects of Sky Tour use apply to
current model Gibraltar HD4/5, Tele-Pod and Panoramic mounts.
Tele Vue
Close-up of
junction box
location and
orientation
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