Takahashi TeeGull Altaz Mount Modification Parts.
I hired an engineering firm to try to get rid of the vibrations from my TeeGull mount. We came up with this solution which uses three (3) custom-made parts, a bolt and a washer.
When the modification parts are installed there are no vibrations when adjusting either of the two axes, or when focusing. After a firm rap to the side of the telescope all movement damps out in less than approx. one second with magnifications up to 200x, and in less than approx. two seconds with magnifications up to 350x. Damp out tests were preformed using the Astro-Physics wood tripod. This is quite an improvement from the previous 8-9+ seconds without the modifications.
After this last run, I have one last set of the three parts remaining. The price for this last set of the stabilization parts is $200 plus $10 for packaging, postage and shipping. This price does not include the custom-eyepiece tray shown in the picture.
The parts were made by an engineering firm that does sub-contracting for Jet Propulsion Laboratory and they made the sample collector that will be flying to Mars on an upcoming mission. I mention this so you will know that this shop does very fine work.
I will send you complete installation instructions on how to install the stabilization modifications. I would also be glad to send you a picture of the three parts uninstalled. Note you will have to have the Tak TeeGull mount to install these stabilization parts.