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#826 orlyandico

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

Mach1 on 70-buck Celestron adjustable tripod

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#827 Mkofski

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:23 PM

Orly,

Great looking mount on what must be a functional tripod... nice. Wow, is Singapore just about the worse place for light pollution? That's quite a view!

#828 Mkofski

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:25 PM

Very nice looking G&G set up. Would be great for travel.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

I finally found a mount for my 10" SCT... A Celestron CGE... I knew these mounts were large, but my jaw dropped when I got it fully assembled... Now I've just got to figure out how to use it.

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#830 Nippon

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:28 AM

My new AVX carrying a 4" refractor and PST.

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#831 evan9162

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Do barn door trackers count?

-Home built wood tripod
-Home built ball-bearing hinge
-CG-5 polar finder scope in wood mounting rings
-Sunpak ballhead
-1/4-20 curved rod, 14" bend radius
-32p pinion/spur gears
-Custom machined threaded hub, resting on ball bearing
-6.8 RPM geared DC motor
-Adjustable voltage regulator w/ 10-turn potentiometer for tracking speed adjustment
-15V alkaline battery pack
-20-30 minutes tracking time before reset

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#832 Dave M

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

Excellent! job on the Barn door tracker. :waytogo:

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

Can't wait to try this thing out.. quite an upgrade from my CGEM! Getting it all dialed w/ firmware updates, ASCOM driver config, and all the control via SG Pro...and learning Gemini II

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#834 astro-vert

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

Tripod is amazing...

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

last one...I swear...

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Just got the final configuration of scopes fitted to the Mesu 200 mount I got a couple of months ago.

Mount is superbly built/ Roller drive (no backlash) and controlled by SiTech II

I made the platform to raise it on the pier from 1/2" steel discs and 30mm studding..it weighs 33 kg alone!...a bit over the top but solid as a rock.

The scopes are a GSO 8"RC with megrez 72 on top with an Altair Astro 102 EDT triplet with Altair 60mm guide scope.

All mounting hardware is ADM total weight about 25kg ..the Mesu handles it easily.

Sorry if 8 pics too much.

Tom

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

and another

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

actually 8 is too many..just one more..

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#840 Joe C

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Here is my new to me mount ready for a night at the clubs dark site. Once I get my new pier done for the observatory, it will begin its imaging duties.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:04 AM

My Celestron 8 inch Schmidt CAmera, with C5 guide scope on Celestron Powerstar I.

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#842 dmcnally

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Here's my C14, fork and wedge, mounted on the "quad-pod." I built the quad-pod out of 2x4 and 4x4 pressure treated lumber. The two legs of the quad-pod furthest from the house are anchored 30 inches into the ground.

Why did I build the quad-pod? Because the heavy duty tripod was too tall for me to comfortably put the wedge and fork on. I designed the quad-pod so that the eyepiece is at a comfortable height for viewing while I'm sitting in a chair.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

... this is my new 'little fatty' grab n go mount/scope - replaces a pentax 75 on giro mini mount ...
manfrotto 504HD | takahashi fsq85 | berlebach uni 22c

kind regards
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#844 Falcon-

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

Taken after a long night of imaging at Clarks Pass on the Northern rim of Joshua Tree National Park about a week ago while on a trip down south.

Foreground mount is my brand-new ZEQ25 and the background mount is my Celestron CI-700, with 492 digital drive and NGC-MAX DSC on an adapted CG5 2" steel tripod.

The ZEQ25 has two cameras and a guide scope (50mm finder-guider, 300mm lens and 50mm lens) and the CG-700 is carrying an AT6RC with a 3rd camera and OAG.

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#845 Mkofski

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:45 PM

Sean,

Great shot! How do you like your z25?

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:01 PM

Sean,

Great shot! How do you like your z25?

Mike


So far so good! Worlds better mechanically then the CG5 (though I miss the NexStar system's ease and accuracy). I have not adjusted it or anything yet but even so it is guiding better then the best I ever got from the CG5.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

Beautiful photo Falcon,congrats on you new mount!! ;)

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

This setup is optimized for binos: Zhumell 25x100 with homemade glare shield, mounted on a Manfrotto 028B tripod, 502HD head, Oben quick release assembly and plate, and post extension

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

…but also works with a small refractor: Orion ED80. Gotta keep the storage cave small.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:34 PM

Here's mine in the backyard of my new house:

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