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#1 SPACEMAN

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:17 AM

Hello,

i have finally got my new Lichtenknecker Optics M100B mount, rated for 100 pounds ( 50kg ) 5"-6" arcsec Peak to Peak error.
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#2 dothead

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:21 AM

very nice !!! Looks much updated compared to the former LK 100 mount.

Is the DEC axis separable from the RA for easier transport ?

Weight ?

Price ?

What do you intend to mount on it - maybe a 7" LK VAF APO ?


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:25 AM

Hello,

The dec axis can be seperated from the RA aces. Total weigt of 29kg , in 2: about 17 RA en 12kg DEC, The price : arround 6000€ with FS-2 controller ( i use the Boxdoerfer dynostar ).

The telescope will be a 350mm Orion Optics Newton custom updated ( Clement focuser, Curved spider ... )

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Nice! First time I have seen one of those mounts. Hope you enjoy it.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

Interesting looking mount..,

I tried search the Lichtenknecker Optics site for more information about the mount, but get lots of "Page does not exist" error msgs..,

Are they still making this mount?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

Very nice, is this a GOTO mount? For lunar/planetary a solid mount is a must, but GOTO offers no advantage besides increasing the cost.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

what other mounts does Lichtenknecker manufacture at the moment: M80B,... ?

Ralph

#8 Wes James

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

Nice tripod as well! Did it come with the mount- or did you build it? Looks very, very nice!

#9 SPACEMAN

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:14 PM

Hello everyone:

The M100B can still be bought. For information: info@lo.be
For planetary work it is very good!!! it really can handle some weigth. They only make this mount for the moment (only a few mounts left...) They are not planning to build a new one.

The mount comes with FS2 controller. But you can use it also manualy.
The tripod is not from lichtenknecker optics, but i bought this form astro electronic in Germany. It's called the STATIV 40.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:36 PM

That's too beautiful to take outdoors: Belongs in your living room :)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:23 AM

Hello, Dag, Bonjour!

Very nice mount, Hugo has done a good job!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:04 AM

Yes they do.
But i still have questions about the shafts... they are 68mm in diameter. But with only 4 mm edge thickness. The shafts are from INOX material...

#13 Mike Clemens

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:33 PM

INOX == stainless steel

#14 SchrödingersCat

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:31 AM

Strange use of Inox. It has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (for steel) and has very good shape memory (low creep). Not sure how the extra material expense can be justified for this application.

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night and realize you had your material properties confused? I have. The properties I quoted are for Invar not Inox. Inox is a generic name for SS in Europe.






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