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zvaragabor
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Reged: 01/25/11

Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6563294 - 06/04/14 03:35 PM Attachment (50 downloads)

AZ4 mount on sturdy wooden tripod.

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ngc2289
Post Laureate
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Reged: 04/13/05

Loc: Corpus Christi, TX.
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #6563356 - 06/04/14 04:04 PM

Rogue that is one of the most BEAUTIFUL mounts I think I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!

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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rogue river art]
      #6563363 - 06/04/14 04:08 PM

WOW,

That is an absolutely fabulous mount!

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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rogue river art
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Reged: 03/02/12

Loc: Oregon
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: NHRob]
      #6563490 - 06/04/14 05:04 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

The scope is also home made along with the focuser. The lense is an Edmonds from 1979, a 4" f12 .

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rogue river art
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Reged: 03/02/12

Loc: Oregon
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #6563495 - 06/04/14 05:09 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

The weight drive is similar to a unitron. I had some pictures and started to copy it with some modifications. The ball gov.is different and the windup was changed from a ratchet to aone way ball clutch like a starter system on a lawn mower

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Peter D.
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Reged: 02/09/12

Loc: Central New York
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: rogue river art]
      #6563505 - 06/04/14 05:15 PM

Outstanding!

You should take it to Stellafane if you ever get the chance: it would be a sure winner, and they'd love it.


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MHamburg
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #6563541 - 06/04/14 05:37 PM

Rogue, are you from the 19th century? Beautiful!!
Michael


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rogue river art
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Reged: 03/02/12

Loc: Oregon
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6563930 - 06/04/14 09:37 PM

Not from the 19th century but 20th.HAHA . I did want a scope that looked old but not beat. I liked the Clark and wanted some brass and it evolved over 13 years into this. Something I could never afford. Believe me when I say this,I only have about $600 invested in this scope but many hours.

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Craig L
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Reged: 05/10/03

Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: alexccmeister]
      #6566045 - 06/05/14 10:13 PM Attachment (41 downloads)

Updated shot with proper amount of counter-weight, ready for a night of observing with the new binoviewer.

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1965_dup1
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Reged: 03/22/13

Loc: NC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: pferendzo]
      #6569013 - 06/07/14 03:07 PM

I got a Meade LXD55 the other day and had 3 nights of driving it around the night sky full GOTO. It's a big step up from a EQ1 mount.

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darylf96
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Reged: 08/28/04

Loc: Danville, California
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: Craig L]
      #6569751 - 06/07/14 10:03 PM

Looks great! Too bad about the cheapo scope!

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NHRob
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: darylf96]
      #6570133 - 06/08/14 07:14 AM

Craig,

Nice rig. Can the ZEQ25 handle that AP130 well???

Edited by NHRob (06/08/14 09:47 PM)


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Craig L
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Reged: 05/10/03

Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: NHRob]
      #6571713 - 06/08/14 11:02 PM

Quote:

Craig,

Nice rig. Can the ZEQ25 handle that AP130 well???




Once polar aligned, thanks to a very experienced-with-EQ-mounts buddy, it tracked flawlessly all night. The balance was spot-on as verified by another long-time astrophotographer. It's an AP 102, not 130, so the weight was well within spec for the mount. The mount seemed (to me) to be a little loose, i.e a bit of flex when pressure was put on the eyepiece, but as one of the above-mentioned folks said, "better too loose than too tight". They found it to be acceptable.


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clintwhitman
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Reged: 01/01/07

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Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: MDearingJaxFL]
      #6580076 - 06/13/14 09:41 AM

Mark Awesome restoration! You should post a thread on the Classic forum!!
Art love the photos of the beaut!!You to should post a full thread!
Clint


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wargrafix
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Reged: 04/10/13

Loc: Trinidad
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #6580385 - 06/13/14 12:48 PM



Gear the fateful evening of Error 17


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dkbender
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Reged: 09/26/13

Loc: Illinois
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: zvaragabor]
      #6582566 - 06/14/14 07:14 PM

After 6 months, I fab'ed a 6" pier extension that cost about $200.00 in parts and 12 hours in machining. It's the brushed aluminum section, made out of 6061.

PWT pier/tripod
AP900 GTO CP3
ES ED152CF






Edited by dkbender (06/14/14 08:53 PM)


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grandpastar
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Reged: 11/25/07

Loc: Garner, NC
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: dkbender]
      #6584097 - 06/15/14 05:27 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Hello everyone. This is my first post. I am currently building a 14" f4.7 newt. The tube assembly has a long way to go but the mount is nearing completion. I'm building this mount from scratch. It's almost all aluminum with stainless hardware. I can hang my weight(almost 200lbs.)on ONE fork and it barely flexes. The TA will be less than 50lbs so there should be no problem. The forks and base legs are attached using threaded rod as tension rods which is incredibly strong. This photo isn't the greatest but it's the best I have right now. For scale the orange wheel is 8" diameter and the forks are 24' long. Thanks.

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nomormrncgy
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Reged: 06/15/14

Loc: High Desert Southern Californi...
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: grandpastar]
      #6584125 - 06/15/14 05:48 PM

CG5GT just out of the box


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Craig L
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Reged: 05/10/03

Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: darylf96]
      #6584545 - 06/15/14 11:00 PM

Quote:

Looks great! Too bad about the cheapo scope!




Yeah, there's a sweet Tasco that I have my eye on that I'm looking to replace it with...!


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CCD-Freak
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Reged: 01/17/08

Loc: Whitesboro,Texas
Re: Post a picture of your mount!! (Part 3) new [Re: grandpastar]
      #6587094 - 06/17/14 10:41 AM

Great looking mount. Please keep us posted as it progresses.

John
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Quote:

Hello everyone. This is my first post. I am currently building a 14" f4.7 newt. The tube assembly has a long way to go but the mount is nearing completion. I'm building this mount from scratch. It's almost all aluminum with stainless hardware. I can hang my weight(almost 200lbs.)on ONE fork and it barely flexes. The TA will be less than 50lbs so there should be no problem. The forks and base legs are attached using threaded rod as tension rods which is incredibly strong. This photo isn't the greatest but it's the best I have right now. For scale the orange wheel is 8" diameter and the forks are 24' long. Thanks.




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