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#26 starfall00

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Very nice mount for sure.What diameter are the shafts? Great work on the optical tube too! As others have said,very inspiring!

Hi chuck52,

The diameter of the shafts is 1.25" of inox steel.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Very nice job on the mount! How did you connect the RA axis to the wooden declination mounting plate?

JimC

Hi Mirzam,

I believe an image can answer your question better than words. Ok?

So, here is:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

One more:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Thanks so much to everyone who left your kind words to my project.

Clear and dark skies for us,
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

That is a beautiful mount Delberson! Well done.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

He Delbersony,

That would be really cool.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Hi Delberson,

I Highly recomed Stellafane to everyone who gets a chance to go.

Alan O.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Really nice to see another homemade mount! Nice wood! My shafts are just cold rolled steel so I have to keep spraying them with rust inhibitor! Where did you get your gears? My clock drives were made by Optic Craft Machining...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Hi Roger,

I love homemade mounts, however, there is so few projects in Brazil. My DEC gear was bought on eBay and it belongs to Orion EQ-5 mount. The AR gear was made by a renamed brazillian ATM, Mr. Pires, DarĂ­o.

Thanks,
Delberson.






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