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SomeDoSomeDont
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Reged: 01/17/10

Loc: deathRay, Michigan
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5357734 - 08/08/12 09:43 AM

Joe, I doubt if more than one person will even attempt to make one of these mounts from the material shown.
Thanks for the kind words as to my production quality.
All is forgiven.
Andy


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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5358559 - 08/08/12 06:17 PM

Sainthood is a tough row to hoe you know.

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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: herrointment]
      #5358781 - 08/08/12 08:49 PM

Indeed it is, but somebodies got to do it.

Joe


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HCR32
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Reged: 08/27/10

Loc: Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5361040 - 08/10/12 02:02 AM Attachment (221 downloads)

My New Toy!

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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: HCR32]
      #5361261 - 08/10/12 08:25 AM

Peter
The difference between men & boys is the price of thier toys! Amazing mount!


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jmiele
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5361561 - 08/10/12 11:37 AM

Super! Gratz on pulling it all together... Joe

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HCR32
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Reged: 08/27/10

Loc: Australia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5362322 - 08/10/12 07:41 PM

Thanks Joe

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johnC
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Loc: Hucknall Nottingham UK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #5368241 - 08/14/12 12:21 PM Attachment (182 downloads)

My visual rig.
Skytee 2
Intes 715 Megrez 72mm

Edited by johnC (08/14/12 12:26 PM)


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Murali
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Reged: 08/14/12

Loc: Chennai, India
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: johnC]
      #5374224 - 08/18/12 06:19 AM

My first post of my first mount!

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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: johnC]
      #5374227 - 08/18/12 06:24 AM

Hey John
Thats nice kit! Looks like a great combo!


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Murali
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Reged: 08/14/12

Loc: Chennai, India
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Murali]
      #5374229 - 08/18/12 06:25 AM Attachment (148 downloads)

Sorry! did not know that preview should be selected to attach image

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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Murali]
      #5374230 - 08/18/12 06:28 AM

Welcome aboard Murali
I myself have just ordered the ES Twilight I alt/az mount!


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Murali
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Reged: 08/14/12

Loc: Chennai, India
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Shawn H]
      #5374232 - 08/18/12 06:37 AM

Thanks Shawn. I find the Twilight II mount very easy to setup and use. What scope (or binos) do you plan to put on your new mount?

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Starhuckster
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Reged: 09/09/10

Loc: Boston, MA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Murali]
      #5382991 - 08/23/12 03:08 PM Attachment (121 downloads)

My Mini-Hitch has arrived!

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Shawn H
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Reged: 05/16/07

Loc: Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Murali]
      #5385851 - 08/25/12 06:14 AM

Quote:

Thanks Shawn. I find the Twilight II mount very easy to setup and use. What scope (or binos) do you plan to put on your new mount?




Planning to use it with a TMB92 signature series!


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Shawn H
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Starhuckster]
      #5385855 - 08/25/12 06:18 AM

Starhuckster
Wow thats some wild looking mount!


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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Starhuckster]
      #5386054 - 08/25/12 10:30 AM

Celestron CGE:



Orion Atlas EQ-Q:



Celestron CG5-GT:



Takahashi Lapies Modified Teegul:



Televue Gibaltar Sky Tour:



Celesrton Nexstar SE(6/8):



Regards,

Jim


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jrbarnett
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: jmiele]
      #5386073 - 08/25/12 10:41 AM

Patents are generally construed very narrowly (even though patent holders would love for you to believe otherwise). A patent prohibits others from making using or selling an invention. An item that is similar in form and function, but does not include features that "read on" the specifically granted claims of the patent does not infringe, and can be made for personal use or for sale in competition with the patented item.

Also, I believe Disc Mounts are "patent pending" meaning that at this time a patent has been applied for (covering what aspects, I don't know) but the USPTO hasn't yet seen fit to grant the patent. A pending patent may never issue, and affords no protection. It's really just a head's up to try and scare would-be competitors away from a market with the threat that "you could come in here, but if my patent issues, I'll be able to push you out".

Note that if a patent does issue, there is no exemption for making it yourself, for personal use. Infringement is infringement. You can't make, use or sell a patented invention without a license (i.e., permission) from the patent holder.

Regards,

Jim


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ngc2289
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Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5386214 - 08/25/12 12:05 PM

NICE gear Jim!!!!!!!!

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Novaguy
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Reged: 07/02/12

Loc: Cleveland, OH area
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: charles genovese]
      #5389920 - 08/27/12 03:01 PM

I am especially interested in the attachment you have at the end of your counterweight. Does it dampen vibration?

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