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#1 Thx8411

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hello,

I need your help to identify this mount. I just have this poor picture. Which constructor use this
green name ?

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Thanks for your help.

Best regards.

#2 orlyandico

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

Vixens were usually green. That tripod looks like a Vixen HAL 130.

The shape of the mount is strange though. Might be a Vixen Super Polaris DX. Here's a picture of one -

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But I could be wrong. It might be a Hino. The shape of the RA housing is strange.

#3 Thx8411

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

Thanks for your help. I think found the name of this mount. It seems to be an GEM1, like this one :

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Do you know how it performs ?

#4 orlyandico

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

GEM1 is a Gazer Equatorial Mount. China clone of the Vixen GP. The tripod looks exactly like a Vixen.. it is reported to have large periodic error.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:14 AM

I have a similar Gazer equatorial mount which came from Taiwan.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Looks more like an EQ-3/CG-4, but with larger worm wheels. I think Vixen is having their HAL pods made in the PRC now. I've looked the clone tripods over closely and the the extrusions look identical. Looks like the Dec axle is hollow and swallows the CW shaft.






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