Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3)
Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:23 PM
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!
Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:25 PM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:01 PM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:28 AM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:14 PM
-Home built wood tripod
-Home built ball-bearing hinge
-CG-5 polar finder scope in wood mounting rings
-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
Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:57 AM
Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:20 PM
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.
Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:29 PM
Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:04 AM
Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:44 PM
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.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:31 AM
manfrotto 504HD | takahashi fsq85 | berlebach uni 22c
Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:37 PM
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.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:01 PM
Great shot! How do you like your z25?
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.
Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:33 PM
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:34 PM