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
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Quote: Looks GREAT, where did you get it from??? m2
Quote:Hope Sandy blows through fast?
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
Quote:Congratulations on a beautiful mount. I also purchased one from Ed at DSP. He is a great guy. I got the white one so it took a little longer but not bad at all. Have fun. It is a beauty! Best, Linda B.
Quote:Nice looking mount. Do you find that those long cables induce any vibration when using your scope at higher power? I know the ones on my old SP mount did.
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
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Quote:Hi Brian, In my post asking where this was purchased from was so I could see if the bolt pattern was shown for the mount. It is shown indirectly and yes I could work something up rather quickly but would need a profile of the face plate shape so the bracket would be as close as possible to the same as the mount. m2
Quote:I love the look of this mount but much prefer the more traditional position/orientation for the OTA you provide with your Porta II saddle upgrade...I just don't care to ride "side saddle". So Manny, do think you could work your saddle mod for the T-Rex? Very curious since this could be a big selling point for me. Thanks!Clear Skies,Brian
Quote:An L-shaped bracket could easily be added to the mount but it could add some flexure or instability with heavier loads (due to the bracket, not the mount). To avoid loosing any of the rigidity that is built into the mount, I would use at least the same 1/2" aluminum for the L-bracket as is used in the mount. The one pictured in the Porta II thread would be a capacity downgrade for the mount which would defeat some of its purpose. The tip-in ADM saddle works quite well, but for a smaller refractor I suppose and L-bracket would work fine. I'm not sure if I wouldn't rather attach my TMB130SS to the side saddle, but a L-bracket could be interesting if done right.
Quote:My new T-Rex has been ordered. Should we start a club William?
Quote:Quote:My new T-Rex has been ordered. Should we start a club William?
Sweet! Definitely post when you get it. Did you get the standard base for the CGEM ?