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#1 ngc2289

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:41 AM

WOO HOO!! I just ordered a a Universal Astronomics UniStar Deluxe from High Point Scientific. I bought a Demo. that High Point had on sale. The mount I bought comes with the 3 inch jaws, and I also ordered 2 inch jaws at the same time. Primarily bought the mount for the 30lb capacity. Looking forward to it's arrival!!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :tomatodance: :tomatodance: :banjodance: :banjodance: :elephdance: :elephdance: :pulpdnc: :pulpdnc: :hamsterdance: :hamsterdance: :rimshot: :rimshot: :band: :band: :yay: :yay:

#2 Jim7728

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

Congrats!

I was checking it out, but happy with my older version Unistar Deluxe.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

Congrats on scoring the new mount :waytogo:

You're gonna be mighty impressed :)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:47 PM

I purchased the mount because I wanted something I didn't have to plug in to use. Also with a change of jaws I can use either D-plates or V-plates. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

Mike,

Congratulations. I've wonderered about that mount for a while. It gets great reviews. Have fun with it and let us know about it. :jump:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

Mike, you probably won't need to change saddles - the deluxe has a saddle that accepts both 3" plates and 2" rails. Look closely at the grooves in my saddle...

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:43 PM

Whatcha gonna mount on it? And what tripod?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

That would be great Adam if my mount comes that way. But I do not know how old this demo is, or if it has the same kind of saddle plate as yours. We shall see. :ubetcha: :ubetcha: :ubetcha:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:13 AM

I have a 5inch achro. f/6.5 that I was going to put on the mount. I have a CG-5 type tripod I was planning to use.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:15 AM

That would be great Adam if my mount comes that way. But I do not know how old this demo is, or if it has the same kind of saddle plate as yours. We shall see. :ubetcha: :ubetcha: :ubetcha:


The dual purpose saddle looks like a recent offering. If your demo Unistar has 4 mounting holes on the altitude head then it can be upgraded. Best to deal with Larry directly when adding new parts as his products have evolved over the years.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

You are going to like the Unistar Deluxe mount. I own three UA mounts..the 7" duel clamping Unistar deluxe saddle, the single clamp Unistar deluxe and the Unistar light deluxe.

I mount the 7" duel clamping saddle on a CGE tripod or a Meade field tripod for my C14 and Meade 12 SCT's..the Unistar deluxe single clamp on a medium surveyors tripod for my Meade 8" SCT and the Unistar light on a light surveyors tripod for my SV 102ED refractor.

The mount is very smooth once you balance the scope properly..no need for slow motion controls. Enjoy!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:52 PM

I received the mounts shipping notice yesterday. So far UPS does not show having received the actual package. So your guess is as good as mine as to what is actually happening?! :question: :question: :question: :shrug: :shrug:

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

Well I found out what happened. I sent a e-mail yesterday asking when the mount would ship. The return e-mail arrived today. It seems the package my mount was in was set aside then overlooked by the UPS man. So for the last two days my mount has been sitting in the shipping dept., and going nowhere. So now the mount will be arriving sometime next week most likely. :tonofbricks: :tonofbricks: :tonofbricks: :tonofbricks: :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang: :bangbangbang: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohgeeze: :ohgeeze: :ohgeeze: :ohgeeze: :ohgeeze: :ohgeeze: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :scratchhead: :scratchhead: :scratchhead: :scratchhead:

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

Mike,

I'm so sorry about shipping problems that you are dealing with. I just had one myself that put a part 2 of an order 2 weeks after the 1st part. I was concerned as to its whereabouts and also frustrated. It has finally been resolved. It is said that patience is a virtue, but it is really hard sometimes. Best of luck.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:39 AM

The package is on it's way, and should arrive on Wed Oct. 3!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

Mike

Yippee! Good news. Let us know when it arrives. :jump:

Linda B.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

I am sure you'll be watching the debate rather than playing with a new toy. :lol: :rofl5: :step:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

Well the mount has arrived a day early!! :jump: :jump: :jump: Right now the mount is on the UPS delivery truck, and I should receive it sometime today!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!! :jump: :jump: :jump: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :tomatodance: :tomatodance: :tomatodance: :banjodance: :banjodance: :banjodance: :banjodance: :elephdance: :elephdance: :elephdance: :hamsterdance: :hamsterdance: :hamsterdance: :whee: :whee: :whee: :whee: :rimshot: :rimshot: :band: :band: :band:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

Don't hold anything back, let us know if you are getting excited. Inquiring minds need to know. :poke: Are you expecting some clear skies tonight? I hope so, and we will be looking for a first light report.

Roy

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

Mike,

:D :D :watching: :watching:

Happy day! Have fun waiting for that truck.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

Don't hold anything back, let us know if you are getting excited.

Roy

Not really I just like using the Graemlins!! :tonofbricks: :shrug: :slap: :poke: :foreheadslap: :ohmy: :looney: :tounge:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Me too!!......... :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:"

But seriously, I would like details of a "test drive". I'm thinking about one for my "ES" AR102.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Thats interesting. I am going to put a ES AR127 on this mount. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :ubetcha: :ubetcha: :ubetcha:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

That's my reason for following the thread..........I'm curious how you like it.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:15 AM

Well the mount came in Tuesday around 4:30 PM. First impression was that the mount was larger then I expected. Also this mount is well built, and very solid. I haven't taken the mount outside yet, but do have it set-up, and ready to go. Following are some pictures. :jump: :jump: :jump:

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