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EdTheEdge
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Mount ID please new
      #3217731 - 07/14/09 02:32 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Can anyone ID this mount? I am pretty sure it is a Great Polaris but I can't be certain.

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Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO
Orion 100ED
Orion 90mm
Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO
Orion ST80
Celestron SP-C6 Newt
Orion XT10i
Meade 12X60
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Super Polaris
CG-5GT
ES Twilight I
Skyview AZ
Paragon Plus
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Torrance,CA


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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #3217744 - 07/14/09 02:39 PM

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).

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EdTheEdge
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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #3217762 - 07/14/09 02:50 PM

Quote:

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).




Ugh... I meant Super Polaris... The Great Polaris is a bit beefier no?

So if it is a SP how would I determine that it is. There are NO manufacutring marks (That I can tell) and no stickers or names. No identification whatsoever.

Thanks for the reply!

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Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO
Orion 100ED
Orion 90mm
Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO
Orion ST80
Celestron SP-C6 Newt
Orion XT10i
Meade 12X60
---
Super Polaris
CG-5GT
ES Twilight I
Skyview AZ
Paragon Plus
---
Torrance,CA


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GShaffer
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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #3217782 - 07/14/09 03:06 PM

Same mount different era.....the SP is the older model, the GP replaced it. Same capacity, different saddle setup.

Quote:

Quote:

Looks like an SP (Super Polaris).




Ugh... I meant Super Polaris... The Great Polaris is a bit beefier no?

So if it is a SP how would I determine that it is. There are NO manufacutring marks (That I can tell) and no stickers or names. No identification whatsoever.

Thanks for the reply!




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John Carruthers
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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #3217810 - 07/14/09 03:25 PM

Late SP, early ones were more often fern green.

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Mike C
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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: John Carruthers]
      #3218006 - 07/14/09 05:18 PM

The Super Polaris was made by Vixen and was grey when packaged with their 'scopes, and black when packaged by Celestron with theirs such at the C6 pictured.

This explains why the mount had no manufacturer's markings, as I expect they'd be unlikely to carry another manufacturer's name on the mount. The Super Polaris with my SP-C8 is the same, but when I added an extra counterweight it was in Vixen grey.

The SP was a great mount in its class, and is still widely in use.

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tim53
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Re: Mount ID please new [Re: Mike C]
      #3218207 - 07/14/09 07:37 PM

It's a super, alright.

When I was goto'ing my Super Polaris mount, I posted a bunch of pictures of it from different angles for help. And someone else posted pictures of theirs, which was later and had the cast on motor bracket for the Dec motor. Super Polaris

-Tim.

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EdTheEdge
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Re: Mount ID please [Re: tim53]
      #3219082 - 07/15/09 10:12 AM

Thanks for the info everyone!

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Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO
Orion 100ED
Orion 90mm
Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO
Orion ST80
Celestron SP-C6 Newt
Orion XT10i
Meade 12X60
---
Super Polaris
CG-5GT
ES Twilight I
Skyview AZ
Paragon Plus
---
Torrance,CA


For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream - Vincent van Gogh


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