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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:25 PM

[i]Starting a new thread... the previous versions of this thread can be found here and here.

#2 Myles

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:02 PM

Stellarvue TSL5 with a DiscMount DM-4 on top of it.

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#3 antilles72

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:06 PM

WO EZ Touch

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#4 charles genovese

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:24 PM

My Franken mount. C8 on a Vixen GP with Meade LXD 75 drives on a homade pier. Here is the perfect grab and go. And the telescope is good too.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:21 PM

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My brand new Orion Skyview Pro...in pieces! It was a brand new floor model. When I got it I found the RA axis seized. Normally I'd return something that doesn't work for a new one, but I had read that giving these mounts an overhaul does wonders for its operation, and I'm the type of person that would perform such a task.

The RA axle and worm (the seized parts) are going to be repaired by the seller, and with the removal of the old gunk, deburring of the worm, good grease, and a careful adjustment, it should actually be better than new, so I'm not terribly upset at the moment...but check back in a couple weeks when the axle get back :p

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

Here is my Losmandy G-9. Sold back in the early to mid 90's, you don't see many of these.

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#7 scopemankit

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

Here's my old home-mde mount for my 12"cass. It's been going for 14 years with only 1 change of stepper motor. The drive program used is Mel's "Scope" (I use only 1 channel as the dec is driven by a small dc motor.

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#8 waassaabee

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:52 PM

My Franken mount. C8 on a Vixen GP with Meade LXD 75 drives on a homade pier. Here is the perfect grab and go. And the telescope is good too.


Mighty fine mount you got there Charles!! What telescope...?

#9 rwiederrich

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:23 PM

My retro fitted Cave OB series mount with 2.5" stainless shafts. I freshly painted the newly finished saddle/tube rings that will hold my 10"f/16 refractor.

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#10 Darenwh

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:44 PM

Nice but I think you are going to need a longer peir....

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

Nice but I think you are going to need a longer peir....



Oh yeah Daren...I keep it on that short pier to roll it around with the tube in its rings...so I can work on it.

The GEM and saddle alone will be mounted on a permenent steal pier in an OB. I wouldn't be able to even look over the trees if I left the 12" X 14ft scope fixed in this arrangement.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:52 PM

Orion Skyview AZ with TV-85 and Meade 80mm triplet:

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#13 Rudy Nix

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:32 PM

Here's a picture of my LX200 10 SCT with the fork mount and then on an Atlas EQ-G, and my wide field setup on the EQ-G. I decided to take the 10" sct off the fork mount so that I could switch easily between scopes for astrophotography.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:33 AM

Here's my AstroTech Voyager!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:47 PM

Here is a picture of my new Astrowood P-Mount

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#16 Doug D.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:05 PM

Oh my, Elvis is finally in the building. Just got the mount a few days ago. All I can say so far is that it was worth the wait. Can't wait to give a scope a ride.

Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO on AP/Baader wood tripod with A-P accessory trays....

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:08 PM

Here is my trusty GP-DX with the SkySensor 2000PC system.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

Got a new CGEM last week, but last night was first clear skies to give it a trial. Worked great! Aligned it roughly north - did the 2 + 4 alignment, then the polar alignment routine on Arcturus. Everything was spot on. Imaged M53 - it was close to the meridian so I could check out the tracking across the meridian.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:36 AM

my humble setup awaiting the sun to say goodnight...

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#20 pferendzo

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:20 AM

I'm refurbishing my 10" newt (Orion) and I'm trying to decide if I should repurpose my Atlas from primary use with my refractors and CATs to an equatorial for the 10" newt. My viewing is from the SE to SW, not that great of an arc. Do you find the 10" comfortable to use on the Atlas, or is it a bit of pain?

#21 jmasin

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:40 AM

Pferendzo,

That is actually the 8" newt, not the 10". That said, I have no issues with it. The dovetail bar on top helps alot, it is a very good carry handle and also gives someplace to grab while putting it on and taking it off. I have mounted my camera & 500mm lens on top of the 8" on the top dovetail bar and the Atlas seemed to handle it fine.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

My LXD750 with 10" DSO and CGE with TMB 130SS, sadly I am parting company with both mounts to make way for my new CGE Pro, which I hope will be arriving this thursday!! :jump:

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:36 PM

Orion Skyview AZ mount with 16 inch extension seen here with a new NP-101 mounted on it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:29 PM

Celestron CGEM with a C9.25 and Orion 80mm ED.

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#25 Telescopeman54

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:05 PM

OK. Now for something COMPLETELY different!

My iOptron Mini Tower on an EQ wedge with a 1975 C8 w/ Moonlight two speed focuser, 8 x 50 finder and sliding CW. All held in place on a Losmandy D style dovetail and saddle plate. Note the new and larger CW shaft to allow use of the Losmandy CW!!

Steve

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