Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov - 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob - TEC 140 - AT 65EDQ APO Refractor - Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount - iOptron ZEQ25 mount - Discmount DM6 - Canon 60Da
Quote:Beautiful, fabulous, amazing! You need to take it to Stellafane (spelling?) Share some closeups and details on the drives.JayW
Quote:Beautiful! What kind of wood did you use?
Quote:Judging from the polar axis altitude I would bet it is a looooong drive to Stellafane....Remarkable mount nevertheless!!!Dave
Quote:VERY, VERY Nice! Jaimo!
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Chance favors the prepared astronomer. Yeah I have some stuff.
16" F/4.5 Newtonian on Parsec GEM ( in ROR)
10" Orion Dobsonian
2.4" Jason refractor
Borg 45EDII refractor
15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars
Canon Digital Rebel XSi(modified)
18-55mm Canon zoom lens
50mm f1.8 Canon lens
105mm Sigma telephoto
Chuck Sears 76mm refractor celestron C4R refractor celestron C6R refractor SS 6.3 F10 refractor Orion 127mm refractor Dynascope 4 inch reflector(my first scope) Homemade 10 inch f5.6 reflector Edmund 6 inch f8 reflector Cave Model "B" 8 inch reflector Cave Model "C" 10 inch reflector 1975 Cave Model "C" 10 inch reflector 1962 Cave Model "D" 12.5 inch reflector
Quote:Simply Beautiful.Gatta love Pillow Block Bearings.Do you have any plans drawing s or specs so othersmight be able to buil something simular.Alan O.
Quote:I was lucky to be able to go to Stellafane 3 times.
Quote:Very nice mount for sure.What diameter are the shafts? Great work on the optical tube too! As others have said,very inspiring!
Quote:Very nice job on the mount! How did you connect the RA axis to the wooden declination mounting plate?JimC