A note about changes to mount two scopes simultaneously was lost when the hard drive died in September. I’ll add that back in when I have an opportunity to get everything back in balance and take a couple of pictures of the setup. It was necessary to add more counterweights to the setup, and dual axis balancing is trickier than I anticipated. In the meantime, my imaging efforts have gone to he-, um, awry.
2013 – I decided to end the sidesaddle approach. I was never able to get set up to my satisfaction, and ultimately it interfered with my enjoyment of the scopes. Instead, I’ll mount one scope at a time, and plan my nights accordingly. The equipment has been sold.