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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) new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5389932 - 08/27/12 03:05 PM

Looks pretty solid to me. Is the dog attached to the front ring to provide some extra help to the drive motor?

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amdizack
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Goodyear, AZ
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: GeorgeNC]
      #5401929 - 09/03/12 09:48 PM

Hey George! I'm looking at purchasing the same mount--can you give a quick synopsis of your initial experience with this one (setup, alignment, portability)? Thanks a ton!

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Ola
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Loc: Lund, Sweden
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Myles]
      #5416807 - 09/12/12 08:08 AM Attachment (203 downloads)

Here is my new MESU 200 mount, it can carry 100 kg (about 220 lbs), itīs a friction drive system with zero backlash controlled by the Argo Navis and servocat.
//Ola


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Ola
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Loc: Lund, Sweden
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5416814 - 09/12/12 08:11 AM Attachment (160 downloads)

Here is another picture:

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tim53
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Ola]
      #5419799 - 09/13/12 07:21 PM

Nobody said they have to be new mounts, right?

Recently purchased Cave 2 1/2" shaft "Observatory" mount. As found, with a 12.5" f/7 OTA on it and transportable pier under it:



The dirt is a non-original accessory. I plan to remove that!

-Tim.


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SL63 AMG
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Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Williamson, Arizona
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: hori58]
      #5426561 - 09/18/12 12:29 AM

ASA DDM85XL-S 220lbs max load, no guiding and no periodic error.



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Juha
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Reged: 06/13/08

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmasin]
      #5426779 - 09/18/12 06:38 AM

TS Astro 5DX



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ckk
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Juha]
      #5435498 - 09/23/12 04:47 AM

Here is my modified Teegul mount. I can mount 75mm & 102mm refractors.




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SpaceOtter
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Reged: 06/02/09

Loc: NorCal
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ckk]
      #5438874 - 09/24/12 10:15 PM

Tom O Platform + 50mm Tasco = I SHALL RULE THE SKY!!!



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ngc2289
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Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: SL63 AMG]
      #5455540 - 10/04/12 06:39 PM Attachment (109 downloads)

My new mount a UA Unistar Deluxe.

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babfb1
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Reged: 10/04/12

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5456410 - 10/05/12 11:45 AM Attachment (86 downloads)

WOW! There are a lot of setups in here. I recently bought this Galileo 135DX from a pawn shop Of course it does not have a Handbox Controller. Would anyone here have any ideas on where I can find a Handbox Controller? I think Galileo has gone out of business. Any help would be appreciated.

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core
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Reged: 02/23/08

Loc: Mostly in Norman, OK
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: SpaceOtter]
      #5456420 - 10/05/12 11:53 AM

I'd imagine you could mount a chair along with the scope and might as well ride along

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Tom O Platform + 50mm Tasco = I SHALL RULE THE SKY!!!






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Lynnblac
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Reged: 04/06/09

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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5460921 - 10/08/12 04:31 PM Attachment (113 downloads)

Here is my updated Schaefer GEM. I have added a Losmandy 492 stepper drive, replaced the dec tangent drive with 180 tooth worm drive, and replaced the fixed saddle plate with a dovetail clamp.

Edited by Lynnblac (10/08/12 06:36 PM)


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ngc2289
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Lynnblac]
      #5460929 - 10/08/12 04:35 PM

VERY NICE, VERY NICE INDEED!!!!!!

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andysea
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5470489 - 10/14/12 08:30 PM Attachment (124 downloads)

Here is mine

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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: andysea]
      #5471922 - 10/15/12 05:20 PM

Andrea,

Very, very nice setup. And also a beautiful site.

Linda B.


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RobFriedman
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Reged: 12/25/05

Loc: Long Island, NY
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: andysea]
      #5474924 - 10/17/12 11:53 AM Attachment (90 downloads)

This is a one armed pipe /fork mount I made years ago for my astroscan. I put setting circles on it.. as well as brakes and mounted it to an old tripod. There is a line on the tripod leg to bring it to 42 degrees.

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RobFriedman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: RobFriedman]
      #5474927 - 10/17/12 11:54 AM Attachment (80 downloads)

Quote:

This is a one armed pipe /fork mount I made years ago for my astroscan. I put setting circles on it.. as well as brakes and mounted it to an old tripod. There is a line on the tripod leg to bring it to 42 degrees.




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greju
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: RobFriedman]
      #5474974 - 10/17/12 12:16 PM

Quote:

Quote:

This is a one armed pipe /fork mount I made years ago for my astroscan. I put setting circles on it.. as well as brakes and mounted it to an old tripod. There is a line on the tripod leg to bring it to 42 degrees.







Ingenious, yet simple. I like it!


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RobFriedman
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: greju]
      #5475355 - 10/17/12 04:01 PM

I got the idea years ago (late 80's) when I saw pictures of a C90 or C5 Astro and they had the fork but only on one side. And after looking at (of all things) Sam Brown's book "all about telescopes".. and having some odds and ends available where I worked.. I drew it up and made it work. At one point I made a PVC tripod for the Astroscan (I think it was from Astronomy.. a long time ago) but while it was very cheap to make.. i didnt like it as much as the equatorial. at least all i had to do was track it one way..


so can anyone figure out how to add a clock drive to this???


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