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Doug76
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My Atlas arrived!
      #3670450 - 03/09/10 05:13 PM

Now I have to wait until this coming Monday to see it. Still on the road. Gonna be busy getting it mounted in the observatory in place of the CG-5ASGT.

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RAKing
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3670476 - 03/09/10 05:26 PM

I think you will be very happy with this mount. Mine worked great and served me very well.

Your little Cartons are going to feel very stable on this.

Cheers,

Ron


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: RAKing]
      #3670927 - 03/09/10 08:48 PM

Only two of the Cartons are little, the 100mm is pretty hefty, and there's the C6R!

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3671218 - 03/10/10 12:02 AM

It is an awesome mount - excellent choice - I really like mine.

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: supercoolone]
      #3671572 - 03/10/10 07:46 AM

Grats! You're gonna love it!

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Bill W.
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: EricJD]
      #3671797 - 03/10/10 09:56 AM

I agree with everyone. You are going to love your Atlas. It's the best money I ever spent on my setup...

-Bill


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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3672217 - 03/10/10 12:38 PM

Quote:

Now I have to wait until this coming Monday to see it. Still on the road. Gonna be busy getting it mounted in the observatory in place of the CG-5ASGT.




Congrats Doug! You'll love the upgrade for sure.
What will the scope of choice be for the obs.?


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Sky Captain]
      #3672842 - 03/10/10 05:17 PM

Visually, a dance between the C6R for DSO and the Carton 100 for everything else (and also DSO, lol).
For AP use, the AT90EDT.
And occasionally the 60mm's will be riding there too.


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3679470 - 03/13/10 09:39 PM

Well, don't know if it will be Monday I get home. Due in Conroe TX Monday morning, and it's 400 miles from there to home. So maybe Tuesday I'll get to install it and play with it.

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3679481 - 03/13/10 09:45 PM

I love mine!

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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: RobertED]
      #3679616 - 03/13/10 11:14 PM

I'm sure I will too.

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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3704064 - 03/25/10 10:06 AM

Got it mounted on the pier. Looks really large compared to the CG-5ASGT.
I played with it to make sure it worked, and it does. It is quieter than the CG-5, for sure.
Weather didn't allow me to see it in action though. That waits until next time I'm home.


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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3704491 - 03/25/10 01:54 PM

Since you are observatory based, be sure to check out the wonders of EQMOD. You could go from merely happy to ecstatic with what EQMOD/EQASCOM can do!

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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Skylook123]
      #3705720 - 03/26/10 12:58 AM

I am looking into it.

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3705978 - 03/26/10 08:25 AM

Congrats and enjoy!

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3706557 - 03/26/10 01:41 PM

Quote:

I played with it to make sure it worked, and it does. It is quieter than the CG-5, for sure.




I forgot to mention how quiet the Atlas is. It is by far the quietest mount I ever owned. The CG-5 could wake the dead, but the Atlas didn't even scare the deer grazing next to me.

Enjoy - It will give your C6-R a great ride!

Ron


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: RAKing]
      #3707409 - 03/26/10 09:19 PM

Thanks! The C6R and AP work were the prime reasons why I got it.

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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Doug76]
      #3707484 - 03/26/10 10:07 PM

Doug:

You have all the makings of an awesome setup. (or two) My good friend Bill uses the C6R on an Atlas and it IS a winner. Congratulations.


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Doug76
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Re: My Atlas arrived! new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #3707962 - 03/27/10 08:47 AM

Thanks Steve.

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Re: My Atlas arrived! [Re: Doug76]
      #3708958 - 03/27/10 06:50 PM

Enjoy Doug!

I'd have gotten into imaging already if, among other things, I wasn't concerned about wanting/needing to upgrade to an Atlas (decided against the CGEM in it's current edition) but being unable to do so because of a bad back. Don't see any point in frustrating myself. My AT80ED and EON72 make a decent beginner imaging scope/guidescope setup but I don't even have guidescope rings yet. Besides, my observing skills leave a lot to be desired so I'm focusing on that for the time being.

I hope you eventually post some images using the Atlas. I'm looking forward to seeing 'em.

CS,
Steve


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