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#1 JonH

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:05 AM

There is a bit of debate about the C90 being a classic scope, but I love mine as a grab and go. The C90 base has a 1/4 20 UNC thread screw attachment which allows for mounting to just about any light weight tripod. Which is exactly how I have been using mine on hiking and surfing trips.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

Currently I use a Bogen Manfrotto which has adjustable clamps on three axes and is light to boot.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

The only problem is there are no SlowMo controls and so keeping objects in view at high magnifications is a bit challenging. Happily I was able to get a broken Unitron spotting scope off ebay recently - I got it to use as spares (springs and push rods in the altaz mount etc) but noticed that it had a UNC fitting as well. Even better, it makes an exact fit with my Unitron 760 tripod.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:22 AM

and voila! a C90 on a light weight Unitron tripod with slow motion controls in altaz.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

There is a bit of debate about the C90 being a classic scope,

Yes the C90 is a classic!

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

Very nice Unitron mount you have. Its a perfect match for the C90.
I love my C90 too. I particularly like to use it as a long range microscope in the garden and chasing artificial stuff orbiting our planet.
Space junk:
http://earthobservat...ew.php?id=40173

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

Wow - i had no idea there was so much man made debris up there. Nice use of the C90 By the way

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

Isn't it unbelievable, and the Space Surveillance Network keeps track of every last piece of it.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:29 PM

and voila! a C90 on a light weight Unitron tripod with slow motion controls in altaz.


I think this is an outstanding combination! Great idea and well done!

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:42 AM

Thanks Preston!

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

:grin:thats nice Jon :jump:..

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:10 AM

Thanks John, this was the tripod Dad used for a while with the 114 you sent me before I found the equatorial mount for him. He is back in Brisbane in a few weeks - just in time for ISON.

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