Adapter to attach Losmandy HD Tripod or Tripod with Losmandy MA Top to Astro-Physics 400, 600, 1100, 900, Mach1 and Mach2 Mounts (LT2APM)

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This adapter allows owners of all 400, 600E, 900, 1100, Mach1 and Mach2GTO mounts (cannot be used with the 800) to use the following tripods:
  • Losmandy HD series tripods (Losmandy part #HD Tripod)
  • Folding HD Tripod with MA Top (Losmandy part #FHD-MA)
  • MA Top (Losmandy part #MA) that is attached to a Meade Field Tripod.

The adapter fits into the top of the Losmandy HD Tripod (or MA Top) and is secured with either the Losmandy Knob Set (LTKS) (available separately) or with the 3/8-16x3/4" socket head cap screws provided.

Note: A Flat Surface Adapter (ADATRI or 119FSA) or the 900 Standard Pier Adapter (900SPA) will also be required.

Bottom View

LT2APM on HD Tripod with Knobs (LTKS)

The top of the LT2APM is drilled and tapped to receive either the Tripod Adapter (ADATRI), the 900/1100 Flat Surface Adapter (119FSA) or the 900 Standard Pier Adapter (900SPA). Please note that one of these three adapters will be required in addition to the LT2APM.

We provide the appropriate screws for all applications. For instructions on how to achieve the examples of the various configurations below, please click here. A fully assembled "outfit" with a Mach1GTO is shown at right.

Mach1GTO with optional 1.875 x 10.7" Counterweight Shaft (M1053-A), 8.5" Dovetail for "D" Series Plates (DOVELM2), A-P Tripod Adapter (ADATRI), Losmandy Tripod to A-P Mount Adapter (LT2APM) and Losmandy HD Tripod

A-P Tripod Adapter (ADATRI) mounted on the LT2APM

For 400, 600E, Mach1 and Mach2GTO mounts

A-P 900/1100 Flat Surface Adapter (119FSA) mounted on the LT2APM

Allows the use of the 900 Precision Adjust Rotating Pier Adapter (900RPA) or Hi-Lo Latitude Wedge (900WDG) and 1100GTO mounts.

A-P 900 Standard Pier Adapter (900SPA) mounted on the LT2APM

The Control Box Adapter (CBAPT) can also be used!

CBAPT attached to control box ear of tripod with 1/4" flat head screw, nut and washer