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Bowmoreman
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Temporarily "Overmounted"
      #3245386 - 07/29/09 06:59 PM Attachment (81 downloads)

Having just taken down my Vixen to pack up to ship out to DVB tomorrow...

leaves me temporarily, ahem, overmounted...

thought all y'all might get a kick out of a picture of Mount well under it's rated load...

TMB80SS side by side with a STV eFinder setup (25mm aperture, f4.0)...

I haven't even TRIED to balance this yet, it's just in CWD position awaiting further, ahem, developments...

Enjoy

I can't get my C11 Hyperstar soon enough!

Clear enough skies

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Dave

MI250 SBS mounted: C11Hyperstar,FSQ106ED,TOA130NFB;Lunt60THaB1200FT/DS50
Visual:DM6, XT10i w/ZambutoMirror,RTP
EP: 31T5, Ethos (21,17,13&8),10XW,5XW,3.5XW; Paracorr T1
MallincamColorHyper+,QSI583WS,QHY8
SBIG STV eFinder
Denk II: (2x24Pan,2x10XW)
Gerbings Heated clothes, Wilder Skies Observatory (BYO#90), Speco9"Monitor


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adamsp123
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #3245403 - 07/29/09 07:13 PM

Not enough cables in your setup!!
They do become a right pain though don't they.

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Vixen Sphinx with starbook, Atlux with Nexatlux
QHY5 finder guider, Modded Canon 1000D, Atik 383L+ Mono and filters

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work."

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Jaxdialation
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: adamsp123]
      #3245446 - 07/29/09 07:40 PM

No such thing as "over mounted". You _may_ be underscoped though.

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John

Find it: A bunch of atlases
Shoot it: 10"RCOS/AP1200/STL6303E
See it: StarStructure/Zambuto 18/4.3


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wsuriano
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #3245471 - 07/29/09 07:57 PM

I would worry - it does look a bit heavy on the right hand side.

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Meade 5000 80mm APO
AT 8" f/4 Newtonian
AT 6" RC
ES AR102
Vixen 5" Newtonian
Orion 120mm f/8.3
Orion ST 80mm
Meade ETX90 PE
CGEM
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Bowmoreman
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: adamsp123]
      #3245510 - 07/29/09 08:14 PM

Quote:

Not enough cables in your setup!!
They do become a right pain though don't they.




Oh yes indeed. I have it setup such that I can swap out between the Mallincam and the QHY8 without doing anything with the cables other than switching them... So that makes:

3 for the QHY8, 3 for the Mallincam, several for anti-dew, another harness for the STV eFinder....

sheesh...

I finally got it so nothing would snag anywhere, and then I go and sell the primary imaging scope and so have to CHANGE things...

And, yeah, it's "right heavy", but who cares... haven't balanced it yet...

besides, I doubt the MI250 would even NOTICE a 3 pound DEC imbalance


And, I am most definitely "under scoped" right now!

clear enough skies

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Dave

MI250 SBS mounted: C11Hyperstar,FSQ106ED,TOA130NFB;Lunt60THaB1200FT/DS50
Visual:DM6, XT10i w/ZambutoMirror,RTP
EP: 31T5, Ethos (21,17,13&8),10XW,5XW,3.5XW; Paracorr T1
MallincamColorHyper+,QSI583WS,QHY8
SBIG STV eFinder
Denk II: (2x24Pan,2x10XW)
Gerbings Heated clothes, Wilder Skies Observatory (BYO#90), Speco9"Monitor


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DeanS
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #3246271 - 07/30/09 08:29 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

Hehehe, I had a similar 'problem' while waiting on my new to me TOA-150 to arrive. Thought I should warm up the 1200 with another scope first.

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AP900GTO, AP1200GTO,
Tak Epsilon 160, FS60C, SV80
12.5" F/3.8 AGO Newtonian,
C9.25, 8" LX200GPS,
18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3,
FLI ML8300,
QSI640WSG-8
ST2000XM, Lodestars
Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: Jaxdialation]
      #3246285 - 07/30/09 08:38 AM

Quote:

No such thing as "over mounted". You _may_ be underscoped though.




I agree 100%!

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SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe
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Bowmoreman
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: DeanS]
      #3246299 - 07/30/09 08:46 AM

I guess you "win"

Nice Mount btw!

I just went out and got things all balanced up, just on the OFF chance that we get some clear skies before I get the C11...

Funny thing was: in order to balance left to right, I had to ADD my WO66SD on that side... the TMB is so much "heavier" (ha) than the STV eFinder, that I couldn't slide the ADM SBS plate far enough in that direction; it's locking knobs would hit the Cassady plate!

So had to add some "dead weight" (so to speak) to that side...

So, moved the eFinder all the way BACK, and then mounted the WO66SD in front/under it...

Got to balance, but the EP comes out at a sideways angle - haha (no worries, am not going to actually be USING it this way - it's just pricey ballast for now)...

So, it is now all balanced up...

Even with:

ADM SBS mounting, 2 DUP plates, Rings, TMB80SS, STV eFinder, 2" diagnonal with 8mm Ethos, and WO66SD...

I am down to ONE counterweight, and it is ALL the way UP on the shaft...

Kinda looks pretty silly... When it stops raining, I'll go out back and shoot a picture (for posterity)...

Dang, I wish I had that scope NOW! (even though it is raining)... I want to really work on cable alignment, etc...

Clear enough skies (to someone, somewhere!)

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Dave

MI250 SBS mounted: C11Hyperstar,FSQ106ED,TOA130NFB;Lunt60THaB1200FT/DS50
Visual:DM6, XT10i w/ZambutoMirror,RTP
EP: 31T5, Ethos (21,17,13&8),10XW,5XW,3.5XW; Paracorr T1
MallincamColorHyper+,QSI583WS,QHY8
SBIG STV eFinder
Denk II: (2x24Pan,2x10XW)
Gerbings Heated clothes, Wilder Skies Observatory (BYO#90), Speco9"Monitor


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E_Look
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #3246636 - 07/30/09 12:33 PM

And I thought my simple little SkyView Pro was *heavy*! You guys' mounts look like you can put a winch on it and lift a truck.

I wish even my mount was considerably lighter, but then, I probably won't get any exercise...

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Ed


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DeanS
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Re: Temporarily "Overmounted" new [Re: E_Look]
      #3246835 - 07/30/09 02:06 PM

I doubt I could balance mine unless I got the short weight bar on it. Or like you, add weight to the scope end.

But I bet we could image in a 40 mph wind

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AP900GTO, AP1200GTO,
Tak Epsilon 160, FS60C, SV80
12.5" F/3.8 AGO Newtonian,
C9.25, 8" LX200GPS,
18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3,
FLI ML8300,
QSI640WSG-8
ST2000XM, Lodestars
Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades


www.doghouseastronomy.com







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