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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: RobFriedman]
      #5479059 - 10/19/12 03:50 PM

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




Maybe start with something like this:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/RIDGID-Pipe-Thread-Drive-1AC02?Pid=search

Of course you probably want a slightly less expensive version.


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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) new [Re: Tori]
      #5479463 - 10/19/12 08:36 PM

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Quote:



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




Maybe start with something like this:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/RIDGID-Pipe-Thread-Drive-1AC02?Pid=search

Of course you probably want a slightly less expensive version.




uh yeah just slightly less expensive.... hehehehe


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andysea
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Reged: 09/03/10

Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Agatha]
      #5480552 - 10/20/12 03:00 PM

Thanks Agatha! that's Table Mountain, the site of the Table Mountain Star party:)

Edited by andysea (10/20/12 03:00 PM)


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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: andysea]
      #5481516 - 10/21/12 07:47 AM Attachment (202 downloads)

Not a very exciting picture but here's my newest telescope mount.....

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jmiele
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Reged: 12/04/10

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5481640 - 10/21/12 09:49 AM

Gratz! Must be some AP3600 in them there boxes.

Can't wait to hear all about it...

Best, Joe


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idealistic
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Reged: 12/31/10

Loc: massachusetts
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5484092 - 10/22/12 05:54 PM

Ok. Its been long enough. Can we see the Captain now??

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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: idealistic]
      #5485228 - 10/23/12 12:55 PM

Oh, I'd like it see it too, believe me. It's torture to have it sitting there in crates. But the people that can help me set it up haven't had the chance... the thing is HEAVY! I'm pretty close to eating a can of spinach and going out there and trying to muscle it by myself but I don't want to break it... or my back! Maybe I'll go out there and drool on the crates a bit and see if I have one of those super human moments.

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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5485613 - 10/23/12 04:39 PM Attachment (197 downloads)

Ok, if a C14 is a "small portable telescope", the AP3600GTO is a "medium portable mount". It's not NEARLY as bad to lift and put together as I was lead to believe by AP's directions. They recommend three people, but I guess they're playing it safe. I'm a fairly strong 43 year old woman, but I'm not a weight lifter by any means... just a mom that has to lug children around occasionally. But I managed to put my mount together without help, and got my telescope on it.

I'm a bit overmounted at the moment, but that will change once I have my observatory built and buy my next scope.....


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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5485615 - 10/23/12 04:40 PM Attachment (218 downloads)

Overmounted C14:

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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5485626 - 10/23/12 04:48 PM

Great looking mount! It does make the C14 look more like a C6.

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jmiele
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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5485939 - 10/23/12 07:49 PM

Super stuff. Gratz again.

Joe


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crazyqban
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Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: jmiele]
      #5486056 - 10/23/12 09:13 PM

Looks beefy. Nice mount, congrats. What scope do you plan on having on there in your observatory?

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mdowns
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Reged: 06/12/10

Loc: Englewood,FL
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: RobFriedman]
      #5489056 - 10/25/12 06:26 PM Attachment (161 downloads)

Heres a pic of a g11 I just got last week.

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TONGKW
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Reged: 01/16/07

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: mdowns]
      #5496012 - 10/30/12 10:52 AM Attachment (146 downloads)

Mt setup for viewing of the sun by those on wheelchair in a stargaze camp last week.

K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST

Edited by TONGKW (10/30/12 10:56 AM)


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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Tori]
      #5520528 - 11/15/12 03:43 AM Attachment (126 downloads)

Here is my new Gaunt Equatorial Mount The design of the instrument was furnished by Mr. Ellery, the Government Astronomer of Victoria, and has been most admirably carried out by Mr. Thomas Gaunt and his able assistant, Mr. Eastwistle,
Circa 1877-1885

Mount weight with pier 255lbs without OTA

Currently being recommissioned by yours truly in Jindabyne Australia


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Per Frejvall
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Reged: 09/28/12

Loc: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Kunama]
      #5522442 - 11/16/12 08:42 AM

Might as well

10Micron GM2000HPS UP version on a steel pier at the corner of the balcony.

/per



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TileArt
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Reged: 09/13/12

Loc: Fort Collins, Colorado
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Per Frejvall]
      #5523539 - 11/16/12 10:11 PM

I think I just busted a hernia looking at the picture of that mount Matt. Can't wait to see how that turns out. Nice mount Per!

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rigel123
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Reged: 06/29/09

Loc: SW Ohio
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) [Re: Tori]
      #5523547 - 11/16/12 10:19 PM

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Overmounted C14:




OMG Tori, that's a monster!


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omahaastro
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Reged: 08/30/06

Loc: Omaha, NE
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rigel123]
      #5540182 - 11/26/12 11:53 AM

Indeed.

Bringing things back down to Earth... my 'new' Polaris Vixen, found on craigslist for peanuts.



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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: TileArt]
      #5540443 - 11/26/12 02:45 PM Attachment (97 downloads)

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I think I just busted a hernia looking at the picture of that mount Matt. Can't wait to see how that turns out. Nice mount Per!




Here she is all ready for scanning the skies again after many years gathering dust


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