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Gregg Carter
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Reged: 08/11/10

Loc: Northern New Mexico
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AcTpoHoM]
      #5866382 - 05/17/13 02:53 AM

Very nice.

That is an 8", right?


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UND_astrophysics
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Reged: 01/19/13

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AcTpoHoM]
      #5867161 - 05/17/13 01:10 PM



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R Botero
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: UND_astrophysics]
      #5867204 - 05/17/13 01:33 PM

Now, that's different!
What is it?


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UND_astrophysics
sage


Reged: 01/19/13

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: R Botero]
      #5867243 - 05/17/13 01:49 PM

iOptron cube in EQ mode on a Nexstar 11 tripod with R-80 semi apo and Canon Rebel EOS SX

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AcTpoHoM
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Reged: 08/05/12

Loc: Bulgaria
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Gregg Carter]
      #5867300 - 05/17/13 02:59 PM

Quote:

Very nice.

That is an 8", right?




Thanks It is indeed a C8 Planning to change it with an 8" f4 newtonian with carbon tube, but funding is already a bit of a stretch


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Gregg Carter
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Reged: 08/11/10

Loc: Northern New Mexico
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AcTpoHoM]
      #5868407 - 05/17/13 11:14 PM

Quote:

Thanks It is indeed a C8 Planning to change it with an 8" f4 newtonian with carbon tube, but funding is already a bit of a stretch




I haven't seen an iEQ45 in person, but based on what I know about its size I thought that was a C8 and not a C6. Sure looks great, and will also with the carbon fiber Newtonian.

I have been considering an iEQ45. How do you like yours?


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Alfredo Beltran
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Reged: 08/01/10

Loc: Bogota, Colombia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Gregg Carter]
      #5868436 - 05/17/13 11:27 PM

Let me chime in. I own a iEQ45 and used a C6 I sold last month.

Here there is a picture of that setup. And here there's a thread in wish I post the results of measuring PEC, which could get to 4.6 arcseconds!!!

The iEQ45 is such a great mount for me! I'm very happy I chose it.

Best regards

Alfredo


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Gregg Carter
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Reged: 08/11/10

Loc: Northern New Mexico
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Alfredo Beltran]
      #5868478 - 05/17/13 11:48 PM

Alfredo,

Thanks for the info and the links. Much appreciated.

Gregg


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Alfredo Beltran
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Reged: 08/01/10

Loc: Bogota, Colombia
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Gregg Carter]
      #5868877 - 05/18/13 07:12 AM

You're welcome Gregg

Best regards

Alfredo


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AcTpoHoM
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Reged: 08/05/12

Loc: Bulgaria
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Gregg Carter]
      #5871174 - 05/19/13 11:35 AM

Quote:


I haven't seen an iEQ45 in person, but based on what I know about its size I thought that was a C8 and not a C6. Sure looks great, and will also with the carbon fiber Newtonian.

I have been considering an iEQ45. How do you like yours?




It's pretty new and I haven't had the chance to test it properly (waiting for a few pieces of my guiding setup). What I can say is that is vast improvement from my CG-5

BTW Alfredo, your thread was one of the reasons I bought it It's also with the old controller, so I can't wait to get the PEC done and try to beat yours

P.S. Sorry to be posting here, I realize it is a thread for pictures.


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Ron Luxemburg
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Reged: 04/18/07

Loc: Southern California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: AcTpoHoM]
      #5872182 - 05/19/13 06:39 PM Attachment (145 downloads)

Just got it! my 2 other mounts are going up for sale.

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Falcon-
Post Laureate
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Reged: 09/11/09

Loc: Gambier Island, BC, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Ron Luxemburg]
      #5880470 - 05/23/13 03:09 PM Attachment (137 downloads)

I was worried about vibration with this setup... do you think the pier is strong enough for this application?

Other people have Grab-n-Go setups, this is my Grab-n-Glance equipment. Setup time is ~10 seconds - good for glancing at the moon, jupiter, & saturn (and whatever catches my interest during the day out in the sound of course).

For proper size reference that is a 50mm scope (a Galileoscope).


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Pat at home
sage


Reged: 03/16/07

Loc: Campbellton, New Brunswick, Ca...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Falcon-]
      #5880784 - 05/23/13 05:17 PM Attachment (134 downloads)

And to continue in the same vein. no need to put a small mount on spindly legs!

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Falcon-
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Reged: 09/11/09

Loc: Gambier Island, BC, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Pat at home]
      #5880901 - 05/23/13 07:10 PM

Nice counterweight too! Easily adjustable in small (1 marble's weight) increments 'eh?

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tclehman1969
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Reged: 05/18/10

Loc: SF Bay Area, California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Ron Luxemburg]
      #5886589 - 05/27/13 05:10 AM

AWESOME!!

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paul11
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Reged: 01/30/06

Loc: Essex UK.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: tclehman1969]
      #5886643 - 05/27/13 07:47 AM Attachment (118 downloads)

Had a look through the pages and did not see one of these so here is my Tak EM-400.

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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: paul11]
      #5905298 - 06/06/13 06:16 AM

A little update for the T-Rex, with apologies to Deep Space Products for hijacking their design for this one-off, I spent the day doing a bit of DIY in the shed:

A longer version of the T-Rex Quick Slew Handle. For you Northern residents, save yourself a lot of time and effort and just buy one from Ed.

To distinguish it from the original I have added the Crux and Pointers (not being pedantic but the holes are drilled to represent the apparent magnitudes ...)
Toliman 4.0mm
Hadar 4.0mm
Acrux 4.0mm
Mimosa 3.5mm
Gacrux 3.5mm
d Crucis 3.0mm
e Crucis 2.5mm



Once the paint hardens I will fit it to my little dinosaur:



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Qwickdraw
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Reged: 03/03/12

Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Kunama]
      #5907360 - 06/07/13 06:28 AM

Matt,
It looks like the mother ship is landing in your photo. Nice skies and scenic view. The scope isnt so bad either.


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123456
sage
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Reged: 11/05/06

Loc: mid tenn
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Gregg Carter]
      #5913891 - 06/10/13 08:07 PM Attachment (97 downloads)

sirius mount non goto great under rated mount i think ..

the vixen ED100 just floats on it . you can thump it and it doesn't move

quiet and tracks good .. got 2 of them !


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WolfTracks
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Reged: 07/06/12

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #5921177 - 06/14/13 08:14 PM Attachment (104 downloads)

I use a DM6 with a red dot finder, works great. I just set up the tripod, attach the DM6 and then set the telescope in the tilt in saddle. Takes less than 5min to set up and stable as a rock.

Edited by WolfTracks (06/14/13 08:16 PM)


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