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#1 evwark

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I'm looking for an azimuth adjuster that I'd be able to install between a Paramount ME and its pier. Does anyone know of anywhere that would be able to make something like that?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

you could contact Joe Castoro (binoscope company). He makes tripods for a variety of mounts including the Paramount ME, and he has an option for a Malco 360 degree rotating table.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

How are Joe's tripods? Are there any reviews anywhere (I googled and tried the ridiculous Cloudy Nights search with no luck). I've been looking for a 360 azimuth adjuster, and with Rob Miller in limbo, this looks pretty good.

Solid? Easy to level?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

no idea. it was one of the alternatives i was looking at. and yes with Rob Miller in limbo, this suddenly jumps to the top of the list (the Berlebach tripods are more expensive than either Binoscope or Rob Miller).

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

Don't know if any of these will help:

http://www.astro-phy...t-pier-adap.pdf

http://www.optcorp.c...-18522&kw=&st=0

http://www.togastro....ge_azimuth.html

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Joe got back to me very quickly when I emailed (he called), so that bodes well for working with him. I have to send the top of my pier into him (he's never done an iOptron iEQ30 before), so I may give him a try. Still, I wouldn't mind someone who has one of his tripods telling me how it works (how stable, particularly). My mount and telescope aren't that heavy, so it probably should be okay.

Paul






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