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#1 mattyfatz

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:45 PM

I know this thread existed a while back, but its dead and gone so it needs to come back :D BIG TIME!! :o
:rainbow:Nothing against the other "Mount Picture Thread" stickied to the top, but there are only so many ways to se a GEQ :john:

So lets see your Unistar, Discmount, T-Rex, Voyager.. you name it! Post it even if its some home-made rig. I love these kinds of threads! :question: Thats probably why I start them :o :lol:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:47 PM

Porta

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

M1 and Tripod

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:53 PM

EZ touch
Wish I still had this one.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

porta & scope

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:42 PM

EZ touch
Wish I still had this one.

Still have mine with an Argo and encoders added. It rocks. Next to get the encoders and an Argo is my Voyager. You can't have too many toys.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

Here is my Vixen SuperPolaris in Alt-azimuth mode:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:29 PM

AT80ED and C6 on a William Optical EZ-Touch with a CG-5 tripod and Orion SVP extension.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

Porta, too. (Sorry.)

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

My AT111EDT on the SV M2/tripod&collum combo,its soo smooth and steady,I just love it, it will even do my C9.25 for fast look see.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:17 PM

Vixen PortaMount and my 60mm f/20 Carton.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:33 AM

Here is my Giro III:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:27 AM

APM MaxLoad

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

TeleVue Gibraltar 5 with DSC's.

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#15 iluxo

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

I want one exactly like that one. I've been looking for some time for a dual alt-az with Losmandy dovetails - are they still made, and how to get one in Australia ?

I notice the APM website doesn't show that configuration, and I'm not sufficiently fluent in German to figure out what they say.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

Wow! Thanks for the great thread..especially Matty! I have been toying with getting a grab'n go mount for those iffy evenings when the clouds cannot make up their minds or I want to wander around the backyard to avoid tree blockage to get better views...espcially things right on the horizon or even tossing a small refractor into the car for a quick run to less blocked skies!(yes, I need a chainsaw as part of my kit :lol:) There are alot of good ideas here! Thanks for the great pictures!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

My Newtonian OTA (130 mm f/5) on a Vixen Porta AltAz mount.

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

My little Mini Borg achromat refractor OTA (50 mm f/5) on a Maxvision DXT-1 AltAz mount.

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C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

My William Optics ZS 80 FD refractor OTA (80 mm f/6.95) on a Mizar K AltAz mount.

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C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST

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#21 mattyfatz

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

EZ touch
Wish I still had this one.

Still have mine with an Argo and encoders added. It rocks. Next to get the encoders and an Argo is my Voyager. You can't have too many toys.

:praying:Amen to! That :grin:

#22 mattyfatz

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:19 AM

My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


...Now thats something else... What was the purpose of shortening the mount?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

My C6 OTA on a modified Vixen Porta (with the side arm shortened).

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST


Hello,

Could you post a couple of other views of this without the scope so one see what your mod looks like and how it was done?

Thank you,
Hugh

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:29 PM

KEEP EM COMING FOLKS!
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And now for something completely different..

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 05:30 PM

The Universal Astronomics Double Star! with all the Fixins!

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