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#1 chaoscosmos

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hey all...

Televue has quoted me a tad over $300 for the Gibraltar mount upgrade from the older Gibraltar mount that has azimuth design that is essentially just a shaft sitting in the circular round mount head. The azimuth is a little sticky and not as smooth as a later version Gibraltar mount I had previously. Televue says the replacment is a new mount without the Gibraltar tripod. I'm wondering if this mount would be sufficient, because I'm also concerned that it handle eyepiece weight changes on my TV 101 adequately. I guess what I would be getting is the latest version of the Gibraltar mount. Has anyone used this mount or had their's upgraded lately? I keep thinking I'll eventually end up ordering a Discmount. Or will the new Gibraltar do the job?

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#2 Paul G

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:08 PM

Isn't the new Gibraltar the Telepod head on the Gibraltar tripod? I have an older Gibraltar and the center of gravity for the scope is lower and the alt bearings are larger than in the new.

#3 Pinbout

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

I have no problem with my older mount, it's old enough to say made in suffern, ny.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

I have the older version. Coat the spindle with Chapstick and the azimuth will be much less sticky, no pun intended.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

I need to do that. Mine has encoders, not sure if that affects disassembly. I wouldn't want to damage anything.






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