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#1 Talstarone

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

I am sorry and know this is old info.But I have been away for about 15 months and have memory problems.

I know that a Fellow CN Member developed and sold a handle you could attach to a Vixen Porta Mount, and move the scope or binos(and mount head)Easily in both axis.

Could any one provide info on the guiding handle,and if its still being sold(or if a similar item is).

And I wonder if there are any opinions on the JMI Micro Slew Motor for the Porta Mount and Jr(along with the Astro-Tech as well)

Thanks for any and all help. :)

#2 Bill Barlow

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

It was made by a CN member with a user name of "Manny Miles" aka Dave DeGroot. He made me one and it was a great enhancement to the Porta mount. I think that I still have it, but I don't use the Porta anymore since I got a UA UniStar mount.

If you can't get a response from him, let me know and I can sell you mine if you want it. I haven't seen a post from him for quite a while. He used to visit the refractor and mounts forums quite a bit. Take care.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

I just sent Dave, "Manny" a pm about a week ago. He answered the next day with all the info. I'm still deciding what I need. His stuff is top notch. I have the voyager mount and it's great with my Megrez 72, and be even better with mods from Dave.

#4 Talstarone

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:59 AM

Thank You Both for your Replies.

I remember Manny.Just haven't been back long enough(myself)to see who may still be here from the time I had to leave in March 2009.

I also sincerely appreciate the offer on the handle,Bill.I will certainly keep you in mind(If that is the path I choose).

You both were very Helpful.Thank You.

#5 Manny Myles

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:10 AM

I'm still here reading posts in the background.
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#6 Talstarone

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:51 AM

I'm still here reading posts in the background.
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Hello Manny.I hope you are doing well.
Its nice to know that you are still around.

Doubt if you remember me,as its been since the start of 2009 when I stepped away for a while.

But I never forgot that handle you made for the Porta Mount.

#7 Bill Barlow

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

Hi Dave...good to hear from you again.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:07 PM

HI Bill!!!
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

I'd also be interested in checking out one of those handles.






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