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#1 EdTheEdge

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:32 PM

Can anyone ID this mount? I am pretty sure it is a Great Polaris but I can't be certain.

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#2 jrcrilly

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:39 PM

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).

#3 EdTheEdge

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:50 PM

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).


Ugh... I meant Super Polaris... The Great Polaris is a bit beefier no?

So if it is a SP how would I determine that it is. There are NO manufacutring marks (That I can tell) and no stickers or names. No identification whatsoever.

Thanks for the reply!

#4 GShaffer

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:06 PM

Same mount different era.....the SP is the older model, the GP replaced it. Same capacity, different saddle setup.

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).


Ugh... I meant Super Polaris... The Great Polaris is a bit beefier no?

So if it is a SP how would I determine that it is. There are NO manufacutring marks (That I can tell) and no stickers or names. No identification whatsoever.

Thanks for the reply!



#5 John Carruthers

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:25 PM

Late SP, early ones were more often fern green.

#6 Mike C

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:18 PM

The Super Polaris was made by Vixen and was grey when packaged with their 'scopes, and black when packaged by Celestron with theirs such at the C6 pictured.

This explains why the mount had no manufacturer's markings, as I expect they'd be unlikely to carry another manufacturer's name on the mount. The Super Polaris with my SP-C8 is the same, but when I added an extra counterweight it was in Vixen grey.

The SP was a great mount in its class, and is still widely in use.

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#7 tim53

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:37 PM

It's a super, alright.

When I was goto'ing my Super Polaris mount, I posted a bunch of pictures of it from different angles for help. And someone else posted pictures of theirs, which was later and had the cast on motor bracket for the Dec motor. Super Polaris

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#8 EdTheEdge

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the info everyone!






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