Paramount ME II Dec Axis to Versa-Plate Spacer

Description

The Paramount ME II Dec Axis to Versa-Plate Spacer is mounted between the top of the Paramount ME II declination axis and the bottom of the Versa-Plate.

When the Versa-Plate is in the standard orientation (see the Paramount User Guide for details about Versa-Plate attachment options):

  • A recessed channel in the top of the Dec axis provides sufficient space to route the standard through-the-mount cabling to the Instrument Panel that is attached to the Versa-Plate.  
  • This spacer can be used to separate the top of the Dec axis from the bottom of the Versa-Plate to make room for routing custom through-the-mount cables to the telescope.

When the Versa-Plate is in the wide orientation:

  • The recessed channel in the top of the Dec axis (see figure below) can no longer be used to route the standard through-the-mount cabling to the Instrument Panel (attached to the Versa-Plate), and this spacer (or another type of spacer) is required.
  • The Versa-Plate spacer provides a channel to route the standard through-the-mount cables to the Instrument Panel.
  • Custom cables to the telescope can be routed through the channel on the top of the Dec axis (see figure below.
Longer mounting bolts included.

Paramount ME II Dec Axis to Versa-Plate Spacer User Guide