Michael Creature of the night. Asahi Jupiter (60mm f=800mm) Skywatcher Dob (200mm f=1200mm) ST 80 (80mm f=400mm) PST Ha Solar (40mm f=400mm)
"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
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I am a big fan of old Vixen stuff. My current toys include: Celestron SP-C8 Schmidt Cassegrain Celestron SP-C80 Refractor -1984 Orange Tube Celestron C5 on Manfrotto 503 with Oberwerk tripod Meade 2045 4" SCT Meade 10" LX50 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope Coronado PST Eyepiece stable includes Naglers, Pentax, Baader Hyperion, Baader Aspheric, Explore Scientific 68's, Abbe Orthos, Plossls & Zooms
Quote: (Equatorial Polaris 1976 - Initial release) telescope system  , one of the. Circumstances, but can also be used as a stand equatorial. Conventional frame section which has been prepared by the casting die casting we introduced a method for mass production by molding.
Quote: The super polaris I think refined the Polaris to the perfect light weight mount.
Quote: Quote: The super polaris I think refined the Polaris to the perfect light weight mount. One nice feature of the Polaris is that it doubles as an ALT-AZ mount with no modifications. The Mizar mount of similar size and quality is apparently still being manufactured.Jon
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote: Here. The first POlaris mounts had a unique mounting.
Quote:One example had a hole drilled through the counterweight shaft. Not sure if it was original or not.
Quote:The other one I had came with a C80 and had refractor legs.
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon, two more days, be here Tuesday)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:So what is the different between the Polaris and the Super Polaris mounts?
Quote:That's a Super Polaris. All SP mounts had a smooth counterweight bar but most Polaris mounts that I have seen had a threaded bar. I prefer the sliding weight over the other design.
Quote:Could someone list the differences..they are not readily apparent.
And which one is the more desirable...and why?
Quote:Thank you for the pictures.Could someone list the differences..they are not readily apparent.And which one is the more desirable...and why?
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:Ive always though the Orion astroview was a clone of the polaris???
-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Member of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Look for my article "Making the Case for Structured Observing," coming to Sky & Telescope in 2014!
6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST
Quote:The CG4 is a polaris clone in almost all respects except for the offset from the pivot.