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#976 dkbender

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

After 6 months, I fab'ed a 6" pier extension that cost about $200.00 in parts and 12 hours in machining. It's the brushed aluminum section, made out of 6061.

PWT pier/tripod
AP900 GTO CP3
ES ED152CF

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#977 grandpastar

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

:grin: Hello everyone. This is my first post. I am currently building a 14" f4.7 newt. The tube assembly has a long way to go but the mount is nearing completion. I'm building this mount from scratch. It's almost all aluminum with stainless hardware. I can hang my weight(almost 200lbs.)on ONE fork and it barely flexes. The TA will be less than 50lbs so there should be no problem. The forks and base legs are attached using threaded rod as tension rods which is incredibly strong. This photo isn't the greatest but it's the best I have right now. For scale the orange wheel is 8" diameter and the forks are 24' long. Thanks. :cool:

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:48 PM

CG5GT just out of the box
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#979 Craig L

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:00 PM

Looks great! Too bad about the cheapo scope! :lol: :lol:


Yeah, there's a sweet Tasco that I have my eye on that I'm looking to replace it with...! :lol:

#980 CCD-Freak

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

Great looking mount. Please keep us posted as it progresses.

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:grin: Hello everyone. This is my first post. I am currently building a 14" f4.7 newt. The tube assembly has a long way to go but the mount is nearing completion. I'm building this mount from scratch. It's almost all aluminum with stainless hardware. I can hang my weight(almost 200lbs.)on ONE fork and it barely flexes. The TA will be less than 50lbs so there should be no problem. The forks and base legs are attached using threaded rod as tension rods which is incredibly strong. This photo isn't the greatest but it's the best I have right now. For scale the orange wheel is 8" diameter and the forks are 24' long. Thanks. :cool:



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Here is my AP1200, made in 2007, which never saw first light until I acquired it this year. It's ready for action now, drift aligned with a carefully balanced load (a TEC 140 and a C11 Edge HD). This is my retirement entertainment plan :grin:

Clear Skies,
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#982 grandpastar

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

;) Here is a link to some more photos of my mount. http://www.djgazsoph...550_dLvvZm#!...Thanks. :grin:

#983 rogue river art

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:50 PM

OMG, that is beautiful!
What scope is that?

Sorry I'm late on replying. The scope is a 4" f12 Edmonds optics. The tube is cut to length at home and I machined the baffles and focuser myself. The dew shield was some flat stock brass I formed and braised to a 6" tube. The eyepieces are Edmond RKE bought in the 70s whe I started the build.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Amazing!Looks like someting Jules Vern wrote about.

#985 MYSKO

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

Well, that was a reply on the mount from rogue river art !
I have myself a NEQ5 Pro SynScan GoTo. Great mount but not worth a picture.

#986 Denimsky

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:33 AM

I just received this DM-6 which is shown with Esprit 150ED.
The mount looks small compared to the scope but the setup is rock solid!

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

Beautiful setup. :)

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

Anyone like classic mounts? Criterion RV-6 mount, 1" shafts:

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

And a Meade Researh Grade mount, 1.5" shafts, 6" setting circles:

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

My new Desert Sky Optical DSV-M on a Berlebach Report tripod. Paired with my Televue 76 scope it makes a great grab-and-go / travel setup. I can haul everything including chair and books in one trip, and this is also airline portable.

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#991 Elio_Italy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:36 AM

Here my Avalon Instruments M-Uno with GSO RC 8" Carbon - Eos 60D CDS - 80/400 w/Lacerta MGenII on Avalon X-Guider

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#992 NHRob

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

Those Avalon mounts are gorgeous. I was able to see them up close, at NEAF.
Nice rig.

Rob
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:37 PM

Elio_Italy that is a REALLY NICE mount, and set up you have there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
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#994 CCD-Freak

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:06 PM

I am lusting for one of those M-UNO mounts to put under my AT8RC. I hate meridian flips! (o:

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#995 Stephen Kennedy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

This is a picture of my Pentax MS-5 GEM with a Mikage 210 mm F7 Newtonian OTA mounted on it.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:14 PM

WOW! NICE set up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

#997 Elio_Italy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:07 AM

Those Avalon mounts are gorgeous. I was able to see them up close, at NEAF.
Nice rig.

Rob

 

 

Elio_Italy that is a REALLY NICE mount, and set up you have there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

 

I am lusting for one of those M-UNO mounts to put under my AT8RC. I hate meridian flips! (o:

John
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Thanks guys...this mounts are impressive for smooth guide at very long focal lenght, and light and simply to setup and polar allign on the field... as you don'ts see them so frequently I attach images of other setup I used and using... Avalon has improved and enanched my imaging  :bow:

 

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#998 Elio_Italy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

Taka baby FSQ85EDX on Avalon M-Zero, the little one portable mount... head and tripod weight 10Kg and fits in a small trolley for flights

 

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#999 Elio_Italy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

This is the Avalon Linear FastReverse mount with Taka Baby FSQ85EDX w/60D-CDS & Leica APO Telyt 180 w/modded 1000D - Lacerta MGenII on  50mm finderscope for guiding

 

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#1000 Elio_Italy

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:20 AM

Avalon M-Uno Fast Reverse with Vixen Visac 60D CDS - Lacerta MGenII on finderscope 50/f5

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