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#1 Bowmoreman

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:59 PM

Having just taken down my Vixen to pack up to ship out to DVB tomorrow...

leaves me temporarily, ahem, overmounted...

thought all y'all might get a kick out of a picture of Mount well under it's rated load...

TMB80SS side by side with a STV eFinder setup (25mm aperture, f4.0)...

I haven't even TRIED to balance this yet, it's just in CWD position awaiting further, ahem, developments...

Enjoy

I can't get my C11 Hyperstar soon enough!

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#2 adamsp123

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:13 PM

Not enough cables in your setup!!
They do become a right pain though don't they.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

No such thing as "over mounted". You _may_ be underscoped though.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

I would worry - it does look a bit heavy on the right hand side.

#5 Bowmoreman

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:14 PM

Not enough cables in your setup!!
They do become a right pain though don't they.


Oh yes indeed. I have it setup such that I can swap out between the Mallincam and the QHY8 without doing anything with the cables other than switching them... So that makes:

3 for the QHY8, 3 for the Mallincam, several for anti-dew, another harness for the STV eFinder....

sheesh...

I finally got it so nothing would snag anywhere, and then I go and sell the primary imaging scope and so have to CHANGE things... :lol:

And, yeah, it's "right heavy", but who cares... haven't balanced it yet...

besides, I doubt the MI250 would even NOTICE a 3 pound DEC imbalance :lol:


And, I am most definitely "under scoped" right now! :lol:

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#6 DeanS

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:29 AM

Hehehe, I had a similar 'problem' while waiting on my new to me TOA-150 to arrive. Thought I should warm up the 1200 with another scope first.

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#7 Scott Beith

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:38 AM

No such thing as "over mounted". You _may_ be underscoped though.


I agree 100%! :lol:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:46 AM

I guess you "win" ;)

Nice Mount btw!

I just went out and got things all balanced up, just on the OFF chance that we get some clear skies before I get the C11...

Funny thing was: in order to balance left to right, I had to ADD my WO66SD on that side... the TMB is so much "heavier" (ha) than the STV eFinder, that I couldn't slide the ADM SBS plate far enough in that direction; it's locking knobs would hit the Cassady plate!

So had to add some "dead weight" (so to speak) to that side...

So, moved the eFinder all the way BACK, and then mounted the WO66SD in front/under it...

Got to balance, but the EP comes out at a sideways angle - haha (no worries, am not going to actually be USING it this way - it's just pricey ballast for now)...

So, it is now all balanced up...

Even with:

ADM SBS mounting, 2 DUP plates, Rings, TMB80SS, STV eFinder, 2" diagnonal with 8mm Ethos, and WO66SD...

I am down to ONE counterweight, and it is ALL the way UP on the shaft...

Kinda looks pretty silly... When it stops raining, I'll go out back and shoot a picture (for posterity)...

Dang, I wish I had that scope NOW! (even though it is raining)... I want to really work on cable alignment, etc...

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:33 AM

And I thought my simple little SkyView Pro was *heavy*! You guys' mounts look like you can put a winch on it and lift a truck.

I wish even my mount was considerably lighter, but then, I probably won't get any exercise... :p

#10 DeanS

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:06 PM

I doubt I could balance mine unless I got the short weight bar on it. Or like you, add weight to the scope end.

But I bet we could image in a 40 mph wind :)






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